Target: Deputy Conservator Anshuman Sharma
Goal: Thank forest officials for providing artificial water supply for Asiatic lions
There is no natural water source in some parts of the Gir Forest in India, so forest officials made the decision to intervene before scorching summer temperatures get too high. They have set up an artificial water supply to save Asiatic lions and other animals living there from dying of dehydration. Thank Gir Forest officials for their compassion.
About 50 to 60 Asiatic lions are currently living in the east region of the Gir Forest where there is no natural water supply for the animals living there. Rising temperatures in the extreme heat of summer make the need for easy water access for these animals even more important. A lion forced to travel to another region of the forest would likely die of dehydration before ever reaching a water supply.
To address this problem, forest officials set up 51 artificial water points throughout the region in early May 2014 and brought in tankers to fill them up, bringing the total number of artificial water points in the Dhari division of the Gir Forest to 180. Wind mills that pump water have also been set up in remote areas of the forest to ensure the water points remain filled throughout the summer. Thank Gir forest officials for their compassionate decision to ensure Asiatic lions have easy access to water during the heat of summer.
Dear Deputy Conservator Anshuman Sharma,
Thank you for setting up an artificial water supply in the east region of the Gir Forest to save the Asiatic lions and other animals living in the area from dying of dehydration during the extreme heat of the summer.
As you know, there is no natural water supply in some parts of the forest, which would put the 50 to 60 Asiatic lions living in the east region at risk as temperatures continue to rise. A lion forced to travel a great distance to quench his thirst would likely die of dehydration before ever reaching the river or other water supply.
I commend you for addressing this problem and setting up 51 artificial water points throughout the region, along with wind mills that pump water to ensure they remain filled. Thank you for your compassionate decision to ensure Asiatic lions have easy access to water when they are going to need it most.
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