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Can Gir Lions Be Relocated To Madhya Pradesh? Top Court Asks Centre

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:55 AM

The SC asked the Centre to respond on a plea by an NGO seeking direction to relocate some Asiatic lions from Gujarat's Gir forest to a wildlife-sanctuary in Madhya-Pradesh. In 2013, the issues on relocating Gir lions to Madhya-Pradesh were brought before the top-court. The court had then approved their relocation, stating that there should be a second home to secure it from extinction.
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Special Rs 350-cr package for conservation of Gir lions: Minister

Monday, July 15, 2019, 8:04 AM

Gujarat Forests and Tribal Welfare Minister Ganpatsinh Vasava said the state-government has prepared a Rs.350-crore special-package for conservation and protection of lions in Gir. He said the government envisages to set up a hospital for lions, centres for treatment and research and host of other services under the package. The minister said he visited the site for reviewing and monitoring works on 35 upcoming-projects.