Panel formed to curb lion poaching
JUNAGADH: In a bid to prevent poaching incidents of Asiatic lions and to keep a track on people carrying out suspicious activities outside the Gir forest,
The decision was taken after a government resolution (GR) was issued by the environment and forest ministry, recently. The committee will meet once a month to discuss and plan strategies to curb lion poaching, say sources. Apart from DIG (Junagadh range) who is heading the committee, Junagadh range, Conservator of forest (wildlife, Junagadh circle), DSP Junagadh, Bhavnagar & Amreli, two deputy conservators of forest (DFO) of Junagadh and one each from Amreli, Bhavnagar and Dhari form the core committee.
Chairman of the committee and DIG Junagadh range, Mohan Jha said of the 22 talukas, lions were found to be straying in 11 talukas of Junagadh district while seven districts have been identified in Amreli and four in
"During the committee meeting officials decided to include Ghogha and