Thursday, August 02, 2007

New sanctuary for Asiatic Lion near Vankaner


New sanctuary for Asiatic Lion near Vankaner

Divya Bhasker Pg-16 Rajkot Edition (Brief Translation of Gujarati)

Rampara bid land 20 kms from Vankaner (60kms from Rajkot) has been selected as the new home for Gir lions in a meeting of state officers.

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.

1 comment:

anjum said...

It will be good to shift lion from Gir. Before approx. 100 years ago Rampara was one of the home of asiatic lion. So, there will be no problem to shift the lion to this place. I am a Veterinary Doctor, I praise the decision to shift some lion from gir to Wankaner Rampara Sanctuary. I am also interested to work as Veterinary Officer in Rampara Sanctuary if I shall get the opportunity to do this.

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