New Gir interpretation Zone In Amreli District Likely To Be Open For Visitors By Diwali

Ahmedabad: If you have plans to visit Diu at the end of this year, you will able to spend some time with the King of the Jungle on the way at Ambardi in Amreli. The Gujarat forest department is ready with the Ambardi Interpretation Zone. Officials of the department said that the interpretation zone is ready and will be opened for tourists around Diwali this year.

GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat may be losing some Asiatic lions - its main tourist attraction - to the neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, but it will soon have leopards to attract more visitors to Sasan Gir.

The state government has decided to establish Gujarat's first leopard park in the Gir lion sanctuary for better conservation of wildcat species.
A senior official associated with the new project said, "Gir is known for lions but the leopard is also one of the major wild species in the area that is less visible. For better conservation of the leopard population of Gir, we have decided to establish an exclusive leopard park in the sanctuary where the tourists can easily see the leopards in their natural habitat."

Two public interest litigation petitions have been filed in the Madras High Court Bench here — one challenging a notification issued by the Centre on October 15, laying down guidelines for tourism

Jaipur Zoo May Also Become Part Of Nahargarh Park

Jaipur: The Nahargarh hills in the city may soon become a destination for wildlife lovers coming to Jaipur if a proposal to start tiger safari in the sanctuary area is approved. The idea is to cash on tourists who visit Amber by creating an additional tourism facility. Besides the forts and the museums, Jaipur would also become a potential wildlife destination and a quick substitute to Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger Reserve.

The calving season of Nilgiri tahrs is under way at the park

The Eravikulam National Park, abode of the highly endangered Nilgiri tahr ( Nilgiritragus hylocrius ), will remain closed to visitors till April 4.
Chief Wildlife Warden V. Gopinathan said the two-month closure was an annual affair during the calving season of the tahrs. The closure was ordered on the basis of a report submitted by K.V. Subramanian, Field Director (Project Tiger), that the calving season of these mountain goats had begun at the park. Mr. Subramanian told The Hindu that kids were seen from the later part of January. Many of the female tahrs were heavily pregnant.

Lucknow: The ambitious lion safari project of the Akhilesh government is likely to get delayed for some technical reasons.

Order Allows Temple Priest, Workers And Devotees Access To Sanctuary After Sunset

Ahmedabad: It is official now. You can enjoy a night safari in Girnar, one of the last abodes of the Asiatic lions. Acting on complaints received via the state government’s Swagat online programme, collector Manish Bhardwaj issued directions that the sanctuary gates should be open for temple priests, workers and devotees during the night. This effectively opens them to the common public.

Prospective Sites Include Ghats, Sanctuaries, Falls

Lucknow: For wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers planning to explore eco-tourism sites of Uttar Pradesh, there is help at hand. Working on ways to promote eco-tourism in the state and to attract people to exotic locales, UP Forest Corporation (UPFC) will go public with its initiative this week. The corporation will begin with selected tourist sites, including Katarniaghat. Other sites will be taken up over a period of time.

Most of the hotels in the region reported good occupancy during the Pongal holidays this year

With thousands of tourists thronging this holiday destination, thanks to the Pongal holidays, was celebrated with considerable enthusiasm notwithstanding the abnormally warm weather (that is, by local standards) during the day and the bitter chill experienced after dusk. Tourists including a good number of foreigners flocked to scenic spots while the local people made a beeline to various temples.

The Madhya Pradesh Government has identified 17 eco-sensitive zones around its wild life sanctuaries and parks, where illegal commercial activities including mining will be prohibited.

A site specific proposal identifying eco-sensitive zones around Kanha National Park (Mandla), Pench National Park (Seoni), Bandhavgarh National Park (Umaria), Panna National Park and Kuno Palpur sanctuary (Seopur) among others has been approved by the State Forest Department.