Asiatic Lion Conservation

asiatic lion conservation

Asiatic lions are only found in India. In 1965, the Gujarat’s Gir National Park and Gir National Sanctuary began protecting the lion to prevent its extinction.  Today, the Pania Sanctuary, Girnar Sanctuary and Mitiyala Sanctuary also provide a safe haven for the Asiatic lion.

According to an article in Scientific American, the Asiatic lions have so far been saved from extinction, but are now outgrowing their safe environment and facing new survival issues.

“…the lions themselves are killed or injured when they come into contact with crude, deadly electric fences built around farms or fall in any of the tens of thousands of roughly hewn open wells in the region.”

The Wildlife Conservation Trust of India is a wild cat conservation group specializing in the Asiatic lion.  The group is also involved in the Sakkarbaug Zoo Asiatic lion breeding program.

Asiatic Lion Conservation Organizations

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