NEW DELHI, 7 FEB: The environment ministry today gave its clearance for the construction of a ropeway in the Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat, the only home to Asiatic lions, despite objections that it could lead to the extinction of Girnari vultures, a critically endangered species.

The ministry accorded the clearance to the ropeway from Bhavnath Taleti to Ambaji temple within the sanctuar