2015-Asiatic Lion Census-Results

14th Asiatic Lion Census in Gir Lion Conservation Landscape

Asiatic lion counting has been done at interval of every five years. The fourteenth Asiatic lion counting was conducted during 2nd May to 5th May 2015 in entire lion distribution range in four districts and also in the neighbouring areas where the animals occasionally visit. As per the cattle kill data and other official records, lions move in 1,475 villages out of total 2,382 villages in the four districts. The distribution range may be estimated about 16,900 sq. km. which includes areas of four sanctuaries (Gir, Girnar,  Pania and Mitiyala)  and national parks

 

Sharing the census results

Lion population: 2015 lion census

 

Area 2010 2015
Gir Sanctuary and National Park and adjoining area(Gir national Park + Gir Sanctuary+ Pania Sanctuary)

297

315

Girnar Sanctuary

24

33

Mitiyala Sanctuary

7

8

Jesor-Hippavadli zone-Bhavnagar

33

37

Lilia-Krankach, revenue and coastal areas of Junagadh, Amreli, and Gir Somnath

41

130

 

Lion distribution range expanded in the four districts-Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar. At present, Junagadh and Amreli districts have been reconstituted in the three districts- Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Amreli. District-wise distribution of lion populations is as under.

District Lion population
Junagadh

268

Gir-Somnath

44

Amreli

174

Bhavnagar

37

Total

523

 

Sex-wise composition of population

Sex Number of lion
Lion 109
Lioness 201
Sub-adults +Cubs 213
Total 523