Gir National Park Current Affairs, GK & News

Asiatic lions test COVID positive

Around eight Asiatic lions have tested positive for COVID-19 at Hyderabad Nehru Zoological Park. This is the first time that transmission of virus to animal has been detected in India. Asiatic Lions Asiatic Lions are one of the five Pantherine cats that are native to India. The other four are Indian Snow Leopard, Bengal Tiger, ..

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PM Modi to launch three projects in Gujarat

On October 24, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate three projects in Gujarat. The projects are to be virtually inaugurated by the PM from New Delhi. Highlights The three projects that are to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister are as follows The United Nations Mehta heart Research Institute located in Ahmedabad. The Girnar ..

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10,000 cameras to be used in Gujarat Lion Census, 2020

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is to conduct Asiatic Lion Census in May 2020. The Institute will use 10,000 cameras to conduct the census. Highlights In 2015, the WII counted 523 lions in Gujarat. It is expected that the numbers have risen phenomenally and the population must have crossed 1,000. The census is to ..

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Radio-collaring of Asiatic Lions in Gujarat

The Forest Department of Gujarat is radio-collaring Asiatic lions to study their movement patterns, territories and habitat preferences as well as to keep their track when they move out of forests and venture into revenue areas with human habitation. Why the Project has been Initiated? Gir National Park and other protected areas around the national ..

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Asiatic Lion Conservation Project

The Asiatic Lion Conservation Project was announced by the Centre and the Gujarat government at a cost of Rs 97.85 crore. Asiatic Lion Conservation Project Asiatic Lion Conservation Project would use modern information and communication technology for conservation and protection efforts of the Great Gir Region, including GPS-based animal and vehicle tracking, automated sensor grid with ..

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