Gir National Park celebrates its 57th anniversary; ‘WildLense’ shares clip documenting pride of young lions at sanctuary


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Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Sasan Gir, turned 57 today. The wildlife sanctuary near Talala Gir in Gujarat was established in 1965 in the former Nawab of Junagarh private hunting area, with a total area of ​​1,412 km2 (545 sq mi).

The national park is well known worldwide for its lion breeding program which establishes and maintains breeding centers.

Gir also carries out studies on the behavior of Asiatic lions and also practices artificial insemination.

On this special day, Parveen Kaswan, Head of IFS, retweeted a great video showing a family of lions in Gir.

The clip was actually posted on September 19 by Wildlense India (@WildLense_India) with some interesting information about the national park.

Wildsense has informed supporters that Girl is a “true conservation success story” as it is one of the few wildlife sanctuaries where people and wildlife have co-existed for decades without any “significant human-wildlife conflict”. .

Parveen Kaswan was tagged at the end of the tweet.

“Happy 57th Anniversary to Gir National Park, Gujarat. Gir was declared a sanctuary on September 18, 1965. A true conservation achievement where people and wildlife co-exist without any significant human-wildlife conflict,” it read.

The Wildlense Eco Foundation, incorporated in 2018, works to save endangered species, forest ecosystems and lend a hand in the conservation of communities that are at the forefront of human-wildlife conflict.


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