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Gir Forest
India  /  Published 03.10.18

Gir toll glare on lion shift plan

A deadly viral outbreak among lions in Gujarat’s Gir forest has prompted wildlife scientists to blame what some say is a “collective national failure” to provide the big cats a second home even ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.19

Election officials: heroes behind the scenes

Look East (as in cardinal direction, not a government policy): one presiding and four polling officers travel 98 kilometres by road and then walk 6 km uphill to reach the polling booth at Malogam in A...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.20

Hunted down

Sir — Scientists have found that food baits placed to draw out lions at the Gir National Park to please photo-hungry tourists is affecting the big cat’s predatory skills. This is worrying; it elim...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 09.10.18

Call to shift fit lions out of Gir

India’s apex health research agency on Tuesday asked the Centre to shift healthy lions out of the Gir forest amid fresh evidence that a virus that had wiped out one-third of lions in east Africa in ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 30.11.19

New home for Gir lions

Sir — It is heartening that the Kuno Palpur wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh is finally ready to become the new home for the Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir. So far, Gir had been the only habit...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 29.11.18

Lioness found dead in Gujarat's Gir forest

A lioness was found dead in Gujarat's Gir forest on Thursday, taking the lion toll to 30 since September, officials said.The carcass of the lioness, aged between 9 and 12 years, was found at the Tulsi...
By PTI in Ahmedabad

India  /  Published 21.02.20

Bait makes king of the jungle lazy

Food baits for lions placed by wildlife staff in Gujarat’s Gir forest to draw them to tourist spots and curb human-lion conflict may disturb the animal’s natural density and predatory skills, wild...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.11.18

Lioness dead in Gir forest

A lioness was found dead in Gujarat’s Gir forest on Thursday, taking the death toll of big cats to 30 since September, officials said. The carcass of the lioness, aged between 9 and 12, was found a...
By PTI in Ahmedabad

India  /  Published 07.07.19

Ex- BJP MP guilty in activist Amit Jethwa's murder

Former BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki and six others were on Saturday convicted by a special CBI court here for killing RTI activist Amit Jethwa in 2010 after he tried to expose illegal mining in the Gir f...
By PTI in Ahmedabad


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