Disable Right click

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Jungle Trail of Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Gir is one of the largest compact tract of dry deciduous forests and the only abode of the "Asiatic lion" in the word. Over the years, Gir has become a very stable ecosystem with tremendous regenerating, self-supporting and self-sustaining capacity. It supports a rich biodiversity comprising of about 450 recorded Flowering plants species , 32 species of Mammals , 26 species of Reptiles, about 300 species of Birds and more than 2000 species of Insects. It also harbours a variety of endangered and threatened species and provides breeding ground for many migratory and resident birds. and Sanctuary area 1153.42 sq.km spreads over Junagadh and Amreli districts of Saurashtra. The main centre "Sasan" is located in Talala taluka of Junagadh district at about 60 km. from Junagadh .

                                                                    Asiatic Lion Information Center
Habitat and Distribution: The last surviving population of the Asiatic lions occupies a compact tract of dry deciduous forest and open grassy scrublands in southwestern part of saurashtra region of state of Gujarat. Compared to their counterparts in Eastern African Savanna landscape, Asiatic lions are found in forests and thorny thickets.
Asiatic Lion Population
Details of Apr-2010 Census
Areawise Distribution
AREA Male Female Cubs Total
Gir National Park & adjoining 59 121 117 297
Girnar Sanctuary 7 11 6
Mityala Sanctuary 2 3 2 7
Paniya Sanctuary 3 6 0 9
Coastal areas (Una, Kodinar, Sutrapada, and Chhara) 9 6 6 21
Savarkundla, Liliya and adjoining areas of Amreli and Bhavnagar 17 15 21 53
T O T A L 97 162 152 411
Districtwise Distribution
District Male Female Cubs Total
Junagadh 58 111 101 270
Amreli 28 40 40 108
Bhavnagar 11 11 11 33
T O T A L 97 162 152 411
Reference Sources Wildlife Conservation Trust of India


Search This Blog

About Me

My photo
Conservation of Natural Heritage Information study Centre.