14th Population Estimates of Asiatic Lions -2015
14th Population Estimates of Asiatic Lions -2015

14th Population Estimates of Asiatic Lions -2015

14th Population Estimates of Asiatic Lions -2015Asiatic Lion population estimate is an integral part of wildlife management in the area known as Bruhad Gir. It falls in 8 districts viz. Junagadh, Gir-Somnath, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Botad, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Porbandar. It is includes the Gir Protected Area Network comparising of Gir National Park and Gir, Paniya, Mitiyala and Girnar Sanctuaries.

Lion Population Estimation was conducted during 2nd to 5th May, 2015. The area is divided in 9 regions, 32 zones, and 106 sub-zones. 160 Officers, 600 main Enumerators, 1200 Assistants along with volunteers, photographers, doctors and researchers form the population estimationteam. 200 four-wheel vehicles and 600 bikes were deployed. Thes pecial features of Lion Population estimation 2015 were the use of GIS, GPS, Wireless technologies, Camera Traps, Range Finders, Binocularsand High Resolution Digital Cameras and Video Cameras in addition to documentation of UniqueI dentification Details. Preliminary Count was carried out from 02/5/15 to 03/5/15 and Final Count was done from 4/5/2015 to 5/5/2015.

Male Female Subadult and Cubs Total
109 201 213 523

Asiatic Lion Estimates in Gujarat

Asiatic Lion Estimates in Gujarat Since 1936 - 2010
Year Adult
Male
Adult
Female
Sub-adult
Male
Sub-adult
Female
Sub-adult
UI
Cubs Total Authority
2010 97 162 23 23 29 77 411 GFD
2005 89 124 - - 72 74 359 GFD
2001 101 114 20 18 19 55 327 GFD
1995 94 100 18 21 - 71 304 GFD
1990 99 95 - - - 63 284 GFD
1985 66 75 - 48 239 GFD
1979 52 68 13 14 - 58 205 GFD
1974 40 52 13 25 - 50 180 GFD
1968 60 64 - - - 51 177 GFD
1963 82 134 - - - 69 285 GFD
1955 144 100 - - - 49 290 WB
1950 179 157 - - - 40 219 to 227 WB
1936 143 91 - - - 53 287 JDS
JDS = Junagadh State, WB = Wynter Blyth, FGD = Gujarat Forest Department
Details of Distribution and Sex Composition of The Asiatic Lion recorded in 2010-Lion Population Estimation
Areas Cubs Sub-adult
Male
Sub-adult
Female
Sub-adult
Unidentified
Adult
Male
Adult
Female
Total
Gir National Park & Sanctuary & adjoining areas 61 18 17 21 59 121 297
Girnar Sanctuary 4 2 0 0 7 11 24
Mitiyala Sanctuary 0 1 1 0 2 3 7
Paniya Sanctuary 0 0 0 0 3 6 9
Coastal Areas 4 0 2 0 9 6 21
Savarkundla, Liliya and its adjoining areas of Amreli & Bhavnagar Districts 8 2 3 8 17 15 53
Total 77 23 23 29 97 162 411
District Wise Distribution of Asiatic Lion Population Estimation in 2010
Areas Cubs Sub-adult
Male
Sub-adult
Female
Sub-adult
Unidentified
Adult
Male
Adult
Female
Total
Junagadh 56 15 12 18 58 111 270
Amreli 13 8 11 8 28 40 108
Bhavnagar 8 0 0 3 11 11 33
Total 77 23 23 29 97 162 411
Lions in Protected Areas (PAs) Including Adjoining Areas and Outside PAs
PAs including adjoining areas Outside PA Total
356 167 523
District Wise Estimated Population of Lions
Junagadh GirSomnath Amreli Bhavnagar Total
268 44 174 37 523
Comparison of Population Estimates in 2010 & 2015

14thPopulation Estimates of Asiatic Lions -2015

Year Male Female Subadultand Cubs Total
2015 109 201 213 523
2010 97 162 152 411
Difference 12 39 61 112
Percentage Growth 12% 24% 40% 27%
Comparison of Population Estimates in PAs and Adjoining Areas and Outside PAs in 2010 & 2015

14th Population Estimates of Asiatic Lions -2015

Year PAs including adjoining areas Outside PAs Total
2015 356 167 523
2010 337 74 411
Difference 19 93 112
Percentage Growth 6% 126% 27%
District wise Comparison of Population Estimates in 2010 & 2015

14thPopulation Estimates of Asiatic Lions -2015

Year PAs Including Adjoining Areas Outside PAs Total
2015 356 167 523
2010 337 74 411
Difference 19 93 112
Percentage Growth 6% 126% 27%
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