Project Lion: Proposal identifies 6 relocation sites apart from Kuno-Palpur

News: Wildlife Institute of India along with the Gujarat Forest Department has identified six new relocation sites apart from the Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary under Project Lion.   Facts: Project Lion: The programme has been launched by Government of India for conservation of the Asiatic Lion.It aims to focus on habitat development, engaging technologies in lion… Continue reading Project Lion: Proposal identifies 6 relocation sites apart from Kuno-Palpur

29% rise in Asiatic lion numbers, says Gujarat

News: According to the Gujarat forest department, the Asiatic Lion population in Gir national park has increased by 29% in the past five years — from 523 in 2015 to 674 in 2020. Facts: Characteristics: Asiatic lions are slightly smaller than African lions.The most striking morphological character is a longitudinal fold of skin running along… Continue reading 29% rise in Asiatic lion numbers, says Gujarat

CCMB scientists sequence Asiatic lion genome

Scientists from CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology has for the first time sequenced the entire genome of Asiatic lion. Genome sequencing means determining the order of the four chemical building blocks – called “bases” – that make up the DNA molecule. Genome sequencing helps to understand how genes work together to direct the growth,… Continue reading CCMB scientists sequence Asiatic lion genome