Gir National Park in Gujarat, India is the only place in the world where Asiatic Lions are found today. In 2007, Gir also became the only national park in India which has a team of female forest guards. Working hand in hand with their male counterparts, the female guards like 25 year old Kiran Pathija or Rasila Vadher have shown to the world it is easy to break old traditions if you have the willingness and the determination.

See a glimpse of the women forest guards in action at Gir in the series of photos courtesy Talala Gir

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Stories source TOI

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Atula Gupta is the Founder and Editor of indiasendangered.com. Her work has appeared in a number of international websites, dailies and magazines including The Wire, Deccan Herald, New Indian Express, Down to Earth and Heritage India on issues related to environment and its conservation. She is also the author of Environment Science Essentials, a set of books for school children. She hopes this website provides a platform for people to be aware about species in the verge of extinction and heighten their conservation efforts.

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