Lion @ 47: Vision For Amrutkal : Project Lion
Project Lion document titled “Lion @ 47: Vision for Amrutkal” has been prepared by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
- The Project is being implemented in the Gir landscape in Gujarat which is the last home of the Asiatic lion.
- It envisages landscape ecology-based conservation by integrating conservation and eco-development.
- To secure & restore lions’ habitats for managing its growing population
- Scale up livelihood generation and participation of local communities
- To make India a global hub of knowledge on big cat disease diagnostics and treatment
Create inclusive biodiversity conservation
- State government of Gujarat also gets funding for conservation of wildlife under centrally sponsored scheme – Integrated development of Wildlife Habitats.
- Scientific name: Panthera leo persica
- IUCN Status: Endangered, CITES: Appendix I, Wildlife Conservation Act: Schedule I