Monday, March 30, 2015

Forest dept halves number of Gir lion safaris.

Monday, Mar 30, 2015

By: Express News Service | Rajkot | Published on:March 2, 2015 5:44 am
so far,” Singh said.
The CCF added that he had one more time requested Junagadh collector to find out some solution to the problem so that tourism industry at Sasan Gir is not affected adversely.
After the forest department stopped giving spot permissions, Sasan Gypsy Association threatened to go on strike.
The only wild population of Asiatic lions in the world is surviving in Gir forest and protected areas spread across Junagadh, Gir-Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts in Saurashtra region of Gujarat. The 2010 census had estimated population of Asiatic lions to be 411.
After the Khushboo Gujarat Ki advertisement campaign by Gujarat Tourism Department, number of tourists visiting Sasan Gir have shot up many fold. More than four lakh tourists had visited the sanctuary in year 203-14.

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