PM Modi launches Project Lion, Project Dolphin during Independence-Day celebrations




Highlights

Project Lion is to involve conservation of Asiatic Lions. It will focus on habitat development by engaging modern technologies. Also, the project is to address Human-Wildlife conflict. It will involve local communities living closer to lion landscapes. The Project will also provide livelihood opportunities to these people.


Asiatic Lion Conservation Project

It was launched during the first term of the current NDA Government. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had approved the project for three years 2018-21. A budget of Rs 97.85 crores was allocated.


Project Dolphin

Project Dolphin was launched to conserve and protect the Dolphins in the rivers and oceans in the country. The project will conserve dolphins in aquatic habitat using modern technology especially in anti-poaching activities.

The project is to involve fishermen and other set of population that are dependent on rivers and oceans for their livelihood.


Asiatic Lion Reintroduction Project

It is an initiative of Indian Government to safeguard Asiatic Lions from extinction. Under the project, the Asiatic Lions are to be introduced in Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh.