Sunday, November 16, 2008

Poacing alert in Gir.


A gang of lion poachers is said to entered in Gir sanctuary. Intense combing operations have been launched by forest and police departments ager a lioness was found badly injured and a lion went missing from Pania area in Gir (east). The lioness suffered severe injuries in the face and throat and forest officials suspect that it was the hadiwork of poachers. Teams have fanned out in Kankai, Sasna, Lalpur and Una to look for poachers. The fresh threat comes barely a month after a gang of 19 poachers, all from Madhya Pradesh, were convicted for killing six lions las year.

Source: Sunday Times, November 16, 2008, Front Page.

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