Overview for The Gir Lion: Panthera Leo-Persica: A Natural History, Conservation Status and Future Prospect
This book on "Gir Lion" covers every aspect of the Asiatic Lion, including the past and the present status, and likely future scenario, and also contains an account of about two decade's of the author's observations on the big cats in the Gir forest. The dramatic events, interesting incidences, observations on habits and its social life, hunting behaviour and cultural linkages of the indigenous people with the lion, as observed and felt over a period, when the author along with his colleagues and staff, followed the trails of the lion, have been narrated in the book. The book provides an opportunity to learn the circumstances which compel the lion to migrate in satellite areas in search of an alternative home. It also contains incidental information on wildlife and local community, making this document altogether a delightful reading, and provide all relevant information related to the lion and the Gir forest. The management and conservation of the Gir forest and the lion during the last four decades, which has made Gir one of the best managed Protected Areas in the World, have been summarized.