New conservation body for Gir Lion
the Gujarat Lion Conservation Society, an autonomous body for Asiatic Lion conservation, will be registered by March 15, 2007. The society will focus on improving habitat, mobilising resources, developing new areas and funding for conservation, says Pradeep Khanna, principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife), Gir National Park in Gujarat's Junagadh district. Meanwhile, poachers have killed three lions in Gir.
Gujarat now plans to translocate some lions from Gir