New Delhi: Cong MP demands lions should not be radio-collared. Congress MP Shakti Singh Gohil on Thursday raised the issue of the death of Asiatic Lions in the Rajya Sabha. He demanded that cubs should not be radio-collared as it hampers their growth and leads to the untimely death of the big cats. Cong MP demands lions should not be radio-collared.”The collar is of 2.5kg which should not be used and more scientific ways must be adopted,” Gohil said.
As per a Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Committee report, 92 Asiatic lions have died in Gujarat since January.
Narendra Modi on June 10 in a tweet though had celebrated a historic rise of 29 percent in the Asiatic lion population — 151 between 2015 and 2020.
The Gir National Park spreads over eight districts of Gujarat, including Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Porbandar, Rajkot, Gir-Somnath, Botad, and Jamnagar, according to the 14th Lion Population Estimation Report 2015.