Friday, August 29, 2014

World Lion Day observed

World Lion Day observed
The Times of India

The forest officers, staff and local community including eco-tourist guides at Gir National Park celebrated the World Lion Day with awareness programmes on Sunday.

Sandeep Kumar, deputy conservator of forest, Wildlife Division Sasan-Gir, inaugurated the function and addressed the gathering. He discussed the lion conservation in Gir. Shamshad Alam, regional planner, BCRLI project, gave a presentation on lions, its distribution, habitat, conservation status, problems and threats.

The participants expressed their views on the conservation of Asiatic Lion. Eco-tourist guides brought to the notice of the officials the pollution around national park, especially plastic waste littered in and around Gir. The officials also suggested to declare Sasan-Gir and nearby areas as plastic free zone.

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