Getting a new home for the Asiatic Lions
Asiatic Lion appears on the Emblem of India, in fact four of them appear back-to-back facing in four different directions. However, at present, the Kings of the Jungle are looking in only one direction, that is, towards extinction.
The real boiling issue with the lions is lack of space. Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has recommended the forests of Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh as a site for favorable relocation, but Gujarat State refuses to part with a few of these lions in fear of losing its tag of being the “only home of Asiatic Lions“.
The Indian Supreme Court is actively monitoring this situation. However due to this situation, Kuno-Palpur has lost out on the timely reintroduction program of Cheetah, planned to be brought in from Africa. The Supreme Court of India says the relocation of Asiatic Lions should happen first followed by the Cheetah reintroduction. So if you see, Gujarat State is actually slowly killing these majestic beings, to which it is a home.
Please sign this petition and roar for the Asiatic Lion's much-needed home and lets reach out to the The Supreme Court of India and The Chief Minister of Gujarat State. Read more at http://silentobservantspeaks.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/the-roars-of-distress-asiatic-lion/ about the Asiatic Lion's Distress.
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