Recently there was a proposal to translocate some of the lions from their natural habitat in Gujarat to which one of the following sites?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2017 Prelims]
(a) Corbett National Park
(b) Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary
(c) Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
(d) Sariska National Park
- The expert committee of the environment ministry has granted approval for Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh to become a secondary habitat for the Asiatic lion. Hence, option 2 is correct.
- Currently, the only remaining population of wild Asiatic lions is located in the Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat.
- However, this population is at risk from various factors, such as the spread of diseases, natural calamities, and human-related activities.