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Tourists Flock to Asiatic Lion Reserve in Western India


Offbeat  (tags: tourists, western india, asiastic lion reserve, endangered, popular )

Simone
- 1504 days ago - english.ntdtv.com
Thousands of tourists are flocking to the Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in India's Gujarat state to watch Asiatic lions. The state's forest department has doubled the daily permit quotas for entry to the sanctuary to keep up with the heavy tourist



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Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 1:29 pm
Lovely, now what protection are you going to offer the tigers you murder daily? Will they too find a reserve?
 

Tracy Cruze (111)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 1:44 pm
I hope the money is put into taking care of the animals,
 

J. R. (0)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 2:02 pm
Eco tourism instead of canned hunts!
 

janet f. (31)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 2:09 pm
See, lions and other wild animals are worth more alive than dead. These third world countries need to see that the money will keep flowing in, if the animals are permitted to survive. Conservation has it's upside: eco-tourism.
 

Nuno Correia (18)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 5:01 pm
i hope that these measures are all for good intentions
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 8:22 pm
At least the lions are in a natural habitat instead of in a zoo, and hopefully will be protected from poachers as they are worth more alive than dead!
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 8:59 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Reni Majid (9)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 4:50 am
Hope the money is put well to use in protecting these wild species..But what about the tigers that are being murdered for their body parts for the use in Chinese medicine?? The government should put a stop to this horrible belief the Chinese have..
 

moggy w. (119)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 6:39 pm
According to article, this is the only reserve and protected habitat for lions in that area. Yes, I know there isnt one for tigers yet, partly due to the Chinese paying for body parts. But we can hope. Begin by educating the Chinese that "tiger medicine" is a hoax. Maybe we can get some "traditional" doctors to help. Shouldn't be hard to expose a hoax.
 

Dianne D. (462)
Monday November 15, 2010, 7:35 am
People will pay to see animals and photograph them. That is why an animal is more valuable alive than dead.
 

Linda Wallace (25)
Tuesday November 16, 2010, 6:52 am
Much much better than killing them.
 
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