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About Sasan Gir

The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India which is widely known as Sasan Gir national Park was established in 1965, with a total area of 1,412 km (545 sq m) (about 258 km (100 sq mi) for the fully protected area the national park and 1,153 km (445 sq m) for the Sanctuary), the park is located 43 km (27 mi) north-east of Somnath, 65 km (40 mi) south-east of Junagadh and 60 km (37 mi) south-west of Amreli.

It is the sole home of the Asiatic lions (Panthera Leo Persica) and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species.The ecosystem of Gir, with its diverse flora and fauna, is protected as a result of the efforts of the government forest department, wildlife activists and NGOs.The forest area of Gir were the hunting grounds of the Nawabs of Junagadh.However, faced with a drastic drop in the lion population in Gir, Nawab Sir Muhammad Rasul Khanji Babi declared Gir as a ‘protected” area in 1900. His son, Nawab Muhammad Mahabat Khan III later assisted in the conservation of the lions whose population had plummeted to only 20 through slaughter for trophy hunting.

Since 2010, the lion population in the Gir Forest National Park has steadily increased. In May 2015, the 14th Asiatic Lion Census was conducted over an area of about 20,000 km (7,700 sq ml); the lion population was estimated at 523 individuals, comprising 109 adult males, 201 adult females and 213 cubs.

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