This is a virtual tour about the Big Cats of India
This month London hosted an international conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, highlighting fresh commitments and funding to reduce international trade in threatened animal and plant species. October also saw the annual CITES meeting where compliance issues with trade regulations laid out by CITES are discussed and resolved.
The magnificent Asiatic lion is under threat. Twenty-three lions have died in as many days in the eastern part of Gujarat’s Gir sanctuary. While mass mortalities in wildlife are always a cause for concern, this case is even more worrisome as the big cat population in Gujarat is the last of the Asiatic lions in the wild. […]
What is the difference between an African Lion and an Asiatic Lion? The African Lion (Panthera leo leo) and the Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) are both predatory mammals. The African Lion is native to sub-Saharan Africa and the Asiatic Lion is native only to the Gir Forest in Gujarat in India. The African Lion […]
Located in the western state of Gujarat, the Gir Forest National Park happens to be the last refuge for the endangered Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo leo). This subspecies lived across a wide swathe of western and southern Asia, from the plateau of Anatolia in Turkey to the forests of the Narmada river in India. Genetic […]