Gujarat Marine National Park Society Societies

Gujarat Lion Conservator Society (GLCS)

The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India. Established in 1965, with a total area of 1412 km (About 258 km for the fully protected area for the National Park and 1153 km for the Sanctuary), the park is located 65 km to the south-east of Junagadh and 60 km to south west of Amreli.

Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary has deciduous forest interspersed with semi-evergreen and evergreen flora, acacia, scrub jungle, grasslands and rocky hills. Fed by perennial and seasonal rivers and streams, the sanctuary has large water bodies like the Kamleshwar Dam, Shingoda Dam, Machhundri Dam and Raval Dam that are good for crocodiles, birds and wildlife.

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Shri J. A. Khan

Shri J. A. Khan

Gujarat Lion Conservator Society
Assistant Conservator of Forests,
Wildlife Circle, Sardar Baug, Junagadh
Gujarat, India

+91-0285-2631678

+91- 0285-2632900

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21.124305
70.824151
21.127305
70.824151
Gujarat Lion Conservator Society
Assistant Conservator of Forests,
Wildlife Circle, Sardar Baug, Junagadh
Gujarat, India

Objectives

  • Identify and delineate habitats of Asiatic Lion to ensure that population grows to 500 numbers in wild in medium term.
  • Identify corridors used by Lion and its associates for movement in the region, secure them and identify gaps and bottlenecks.
  • Support the case of having multiple gene pools representing widest possible genetic diversity in different geographic locations in Saurashtra.

Mobilize And Provide Resources For Perusing

  • Management Plan for management of the Gir PA network and other habitats of Asiatic Lion in the region.
  • Long term conservation plan of Asiatic Lion that includes meta populations and gene pools.
  • Facilitate conservation/ acquisition of vital links in corridor of movement of Asiatic Lion to secure safe corridors free off gaps / bottlenecks.

Facilitate micro-planning for effective and efficient eco-development. Augment and provide resources for implementation of micro-plans.

Enlist active participation of local communities in promotion of tourism through eco-development or eco-tourism committees for their benefit.

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