The ministry had earlier given an in-principle nod to the project, which aims to reduce the tourist rush in western part of the Gir National Park in Gujarat.

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) -- WWF on Monday welcomed a move by the Tanzanian government to stop mining in the Selous Game Reserve, home to elephants, lions, hippos and African wild dogs.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Four out of five lions that escaped from South Africa's main national park this week have been captured, the South African National Parks (SANParks) organisation said on Tu

Pretoria — South African National Parks (SANParks) officials on Tuesday afternoon managed to capture four of the five lions believed to have escaped from the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Monday.

Bulawayo — Lions are wreaking havoc in Binga, killing livestock after straying into villages.

Many conservationists are becoming increasingly alarmed about a spate of controversial proposals by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa they feel could jeopardise attempts to conserve the Bi

Ahmedabad: T Subbarami Reddy, chairman of the 15-member Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation has said that the Centre should now directly take up conservation of lions in Gujarat.

The Gujarat Forest Department has admitted that more than 160 Asiatic lions have died in the Gir forest in the last two years since the 2015 census put their population at record 523.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conservation of Endangered Species, 14/03/2017. Census of major flagship species is undertaken at the State-level by the respective State/Union Territory Governments periodically. However census of tiger and elephant is undertaken at the national level once every four and five years respectively. State-wise estimated population of tigers, elephants, rhino and lions, as per the latest census available with the Ministry, is given in the Annexure IA, IB and IC.

Expansion and consolidation of Gir Protected Area, Gujarat, India – habitat of the Asiatic lion, and response of prey and predator to the management and dispersion trend of lions outside the Gir forests are interesting and noteworthy. During the last five decades (1965–2015), an approach for the Asiatic lion conservation is one of the best efforts in the world. Unlike other super predators, the number of lions has increased by 4-folds and wild ungulates by over 13-folds in the Gir forest during this period.

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