Saturday, August 30, 2008

Carcass of lion found in Mobh dam, 45 rabbits die in public park; poisoning suspected, Three injured in Gir in separate attacks.

Sibte Husain Bukhari
Posted online: Saturday , August 30, 2008 at 01:54:57

Junagadh, August 29 Carcass of a lion, aged about nine years, was found floating in the Mobh dam on Thursday. The dam is located near Khambha town, under Tulshishyam range of Gir east forest division. Deputy Conservator of Forest (Gir east) J S Solanki said, “The carcass was found floating in the dam in a highly decomposed state. The animal may have died about three days ago. A panel of veterinary doctors conducted autopsy on the spot. The exact cause of the death could not be ascertained immediately. Viscera of the animal has been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory, Junagadh, for further examination.” Solanki ruled out any foul play in the incident.

45 rabbits die in public park; poisoning suspected
AS MANY as 45 rabbits were found dead in a public park managed by the nagarpalika in Una, Junagadh, on Thursday.
Chief Officer, Una Nagarpalika, Hitendra Kshotriya, said: “The post-mortem on the bodies has been carried out by the government veterinary officer. Viscera of the animals has been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory. The exact cause of the deaths could be ascertained only after we receive the FSL report.”
Sources, meanwhile, said that the night watchman was not present when the incident occurred. Besides, the cage was unlocked and the lock was found lying about 20 feet from the cage. “Someone may have intentionally killed the rabbits by giving them poisonous food,” a source said.
The incident has shocked the wildlife lovers here. According to forest sources, the white rabbit is a hybrid exotic species included in the non-scheduled category animal. No permission from the Forest department is required to keep it caged.

Three injured in Gir in separate attacks
A lion, a leopard and a blue bull are likely accused
THREE persons were injured in separate incidents of animal attack in the revenue area outside the Gir forest on Wednesday.
According to reports, a lion attacked an old man near Savarkundala town, while a leopard attacked a woman near Khambha town. A blue bull attacked another woman injuring her seriously.
Bachubhai Delwadiya (70), a resident of Mitiyala village, was attacked by a lion in an oil-seed cultivated field. On hearing his shouts for help, villagers rushed and rescued him from the big cat. Delwadiya received injuries on his head, chest, back and hand. He was rushed to Savarkundala town and later shifted to the Amreli Civil Hospital for further treatment.
In the second incident, occurred on the outskirts of Hadhiyali village near Khambha town, a leopard attacked 60-year-old Meenaben Vaghela when she was sleeping in her hut with two grandsons. She too, was rescued by the villagers when she cried for help. She received first-aid at Khambha town and was later shifted to Amreli Civil Hospital.
Hansaben Dalit (35) was attacked by a blue bull in a field on the outskirts of Aankadiya village near Amreli city. She is undergoing treatment at the Amreli Civil Hospital.



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Anonymous said...

Hello Mr Adhiya
Could i request you to kindly include our avian conservation initiative info in your blog(s)
warm regards
prateek panwar

Hello Birding Friends,

Greetings from Uttarakhand Himalayas

Finally some good news,

The Great Himalayan Bird Count, Winter of 2008 is planned on the most popular trekking trails situated in the valleys of Yamuna; Bhagirithi; Bhilingna; Ganga; Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers in Garhwal.

- The Bird Count Dates are: 14th to 17th of November, 2008

- The bird count will start and finish at Dehradun

- We propose 15 Groups undertaking 34 different treks of +/- 10 kms
each between 14th and 17th November 2008 (Each Group size will be a
maximum of five birders plus 2-3 urban school students) local
village youths and govt. school students will join the trails at the
count destinations itself.

- We are involving young school children because we at ARCH feel
that young minds should start thinking of Conservation as an academic
and career pursuit instead of just another constructive activity.

- This event will be organized with the support of Uttarakhand Forest

- There will be a Orientation and Debriefing Workshop at Dehradun on
the 14th & 17th respectively.

- The 14th & 17th are also the dates for to-&-fro journey to the
count destinations.

- Most of the groups will be undertaking two treks during the Count
but one or two groups will be undertaking 3-4 treks in the Count.

- It is an encounter-rate baseline data generation and conservation
awareness activity.

- Each group will accommodate some local youths and young school
children from the area and will provide orientation & motivation
to take-up bird watching as an revenue generation skill.

- Each group is encouraged to conduct a small half-hour workshop
with the local village elders to generate list of vernacular names
of the bird species found in different river valleys. They are
also expected to document any references occurring in oral folk.

- This is not a commercial activity, so we expect the participants
to share the cost of lodging, Boarding & travel expenses at

- During the count modest lodging & boarding will be arranged at the
Forest Rest Houses of the area.

Friends now you know the dates, so plan your schedules accordingly and kindly let un know of your intention (with your trekking & birding experience of Himalayan bird species) to participate in this wonderful birding opportunity at the earliest possible.

Kindly take an early Registration initiative to avoid any disappointments later.

Each Group size is restricted to 5 birders only, so please hurry...

On hearing from you we’ll furnish the Count Trails and Registration Details at the outset.

Our next count "The Great Himalayan Bird Count, Summer of 2009" in Garhwal Himalayas is happening in May 2009.


Prateek Panwar
Founder Trustee ARCH
Action & Research for Conservation in Himalayas
MDDA Duplex Villa # 3, Sahastradhara Road,
Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001 INDIA

Tel# 9412054216