Ministry of Environment and
A Committee has been constituted for spot appraisal relating to recurring mortality of lions in and around the
The Regional Deputy Directors (Wildlife) Ms. Meeta Banerjee, Western Region and Shri Santosh Tiwari, Northern Region will be Members of the Committee. This three Member Committee will have Shri Pramod Krishnan, Joint Director (Wildlife), Ministry of Environment and Forests as Member Convener:
The Committee will give appraisal of protection strategy in vogue vis-à-vis mortality of lions during the last three years (natural / disease / poaching), resource dependency of local people on Gir habitat and steps taken towards redressing park people interface conflicts and fostering co-existence, managerial constraints in this area and possibility of restorative management in crucial corridor linkages around Gir to prevent insularization of the lion population. The Committee will also recommend measures to improve the situation.
Dr. Rajesh Gopal, Member Secretary of the National Tiger Conservation Authority informed in