December 4, 2020

Will quickly launch undertaking to preserve Asiatic Lions in a holistic method: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday introduced that his authorities will quickly launch a undertaking to preserve Asiatic Lions and its panorama in a holistic method. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Crimson Fort on India’s 74th Independence Day, Modi reminded folks about Venture Tiger and Venture Elephant that had been launched beforehand.

Venture Lion will entail habitat growth, interact trendy applied sciences in lion administration and handle the difficulty of illnesses amongst lions and its related species by superior world-class analysis and veterinary care, in response to the atmosphere ministry.

The undertaking will handle human-wildlife battle and will likely be inclusive involving native communities residing within the neighborhood of Lion panorama and also will present livelihood alternatives, a spokesperson of the ministry mentioned.

In his speech, the prime minister mentioned in latest instances, the inhabitants of tigers and lions has considerably gone up.

A report launched by the Ministry of Surroundings, Forests and Local weather Change earlier this 12 months mentioned that there was a 29 per cent enhance within the inhabitants of Asiatic Lions that reside in Gujarat’s Gir forest. The quantity has gone up from 523 in 2015 to 674 in 2020, it mentioned.

In accordance with 2018 census, India’s wild tiger inhabitants has elevated by greater than 30 per cent in 4 years. The nation now has 2,967 tigers, up from 2,226 in 2014, it mentioned.

Modi termed the elevated figures a “historic achievement” and asserted that India was one of many greatest and most secure habitats for tigers on this planet.