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Lion @ 47: Vision For Amrutkal : Project Lion

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.

Asiatic Lions:

  • Scientific name: Panthera leo persica
  • IUCN Status: Endangered, CITES: Appendix I, Wildlife Conservation Act: Schedule I