Activists march against SC order on Gir lions
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Volunteers of Prakruti Nature Club, an NGO based at Kodinar in Junagadh district, on Tuesday marched in the town and submitted a memorandum to the local revenue officer, threatening to commit suicide if Asiatic lions from Gir were trans-located into Madhya Pradesh, as ordered by the Supreme Court a day earlier.
Dineshgiri Goswami, president of Prakruti Nature Club, said there was no danger to the big cats in Gir.
A group of local youths also held a protest in Sasan, considered the heart of the Gir sanctuary, against Dr Ravi Chellam, the scientist with Wildlife Institute of India who was formally thanked by the Supreme Court for his assistance during the six-year-long case on re-introduction project for Asiatic lions.
Chellam, considered one of India's foremost tiger experts, was one of the first to study the Asiatic lions in Gir and had pushed for creating a second population of the endangered sub-species.
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