Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary declared as National Park by Madhya Pradesh government
The Madhya Pradesh government has declared the Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) as National Park in compliance with the last condition imposed by a Supreme Court-appointed committee for the much awaited ‘translocation of Asiatic lions from Gir in Gujarat’. The move is expected to pave way for translocation of lions from Gir National Park (GNP) in Gujarat to Kuno. The Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Sheopur district of Gwalior division & has been chosen as a second home for over 500 Asiatic lions. It is spread over 750 sq km area.
Topics: Asiatic lion • Asiatic Lion Reintroduction Project • Cheetah reintroduction in India • Felids • Gir National Park • Kuno • Kuno National Park • KWS • Sheopur • Sheopur district • States and union territories of India • Subdivisions of India