Status Girnar Forest converted to Sanctuary
Divya Bhaskar (Briefly translated from Gujarati)
Due to congestion in Gir forest, Asiatic Lions have been staying at Girnar Forest since many years. Looking to need of the hour, Government of Gujarat has decided to convert status of 180 sq km of Girnar forest to Girnar Sanctuary.
In 2004, Mityala Forest was converted in to Sanctuary. With this, now total Sanctuary area for Asiatic Lions is 1640 sq km.
Although declared as Sanctuary, existing religious places inside it will have a permanent right of way.