New sanctuary for Asiatic Lion near Vankaner
Divya Bhasker Pg-16
Rampara bid land 20 kms from Vankaner (60kms from
The work will soon begin by translocation one pair from Gir and there after total 6 pairs will be introduced stage wise. Also spotted deer, chinkara and other prey animals will be introduced. Recently check-dams have ensured sufficient supply of water and also as one lake is inside the sanctuary there will be no problem of fresh water in future. Once the report is prepared, work for this move will begin and it is expected that animals will be introduced by beginning of next monsoon. Credit for this goes to Ex-environment minister and royal family member, Digvijaysinh of Vankaner and other forest staff. Construction of veterinary hospital and staff building has already commenced. Also after survey, fencing of one – one hectare land areas will be done.
Similar sanctuaries are also to be done at Barda, Jasdan area and Girnar area. Officers of respective areas have already been instructed to prepare and submit their report.