Dear All, I agree with Amit Jethwa that activities by people (especially from villages surrounding Gir forest) to visit lion prides just for anxiety andMessage 1 of 2 , Mar 1, 2007View SourceDear All,
I agree with Amit Jethwa that activities by people (especially from villages surrounding Gir forest) to visit lion prides just for anxiety and thereby disturbing them should be stopped immediately. But again such viewing is done in areas outside protected area, where forest department can not do much because of legal limitations. Best is NGOs should motivate local people to refrain from doing such viewing activities. I request Amitbhai that as he lives very near to Gir, he should start such camps and campaign to educate people.
Forest Department is doing its bit to trace the culprit, if any. We should appreciate their efforts and also support them.
From: Asiatic_Lions@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Asiatic_Lions@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Atul Singh Nischal
Sent: 28 February 2007 23:53
Subject: [Asiatic_Lions] Amit Jethava informs us some more about incedent on Feb. 26, 2007 regarding - Two lion cubs (Asiatic Lion), leopard die by falling into wells (Open wells) in Gir, Gujarat India
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From: amit jethava <amitjethava@ hotmail.com>
To: atulsinghnischal@ yahoo.com; Asiatic_Lions@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 1:23:50 PM
Subject: RE: Feb. 26, 2007 - Two lion cubs (Asiatic Lion), leopard die by falling into wells (Open wells) in Gir, Gujarat India
Dear Asiatic lion lover friends
Most important matter in this incidence is that there was pride of 7 lions (1 lioness + 6 cubs) roaming in the incidence area regularly since last one month. They killed blue bull and stayed in the incident farm during two day of incidence. Some local people invited lion shaw interested people from out side. They chased lion pride and due to this activity 2 cubs falled in the well. Incidence reported last saturday, authority went on spot and reported as accidental death. We came from our sources regarding track of four wheeler on spot and urgently reported to authority sunday morning, DCF-Gir East Division went on spot and he directed to take evidence from spot.
My humble request to all friends is that please motivate our friends and interested people regarding unwanted disturbance to lion pride on maran ... It will great service to wild life ...
AMIT B. JETHAVA
GIR NATURE YOUTH CLUB
TELEPHONE: 02797-260121, 260182
MOBILE: +91 94 269 38812.