Asiatic Lion Conservation Project

  • The “Asiatic Lion Conservation Project” has been launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEFCC).
  • The main objective of this project is to work for the conservation of the world’s last ranging free Asiatic Lion population and the ecosystem associated with it.
  • The project will be funded under the ‘Development of Wildlife Habitat (CSS-DWH)’ scheme which is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • The cost will be borne in the 60:40 ratio by the Central and State government.
  • The main activities under the ‘Asiatic Lion Conservation Project’ include
    • habitat improvement of the Lions,
    • controlling of diseases among the population,
    • scientific interventions and
    • adequate veterinary care.
  • It will be supplemented with sufficient eco-development works ensuring a stable and viable Lion population in India.

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