Sasan Gir Wild Life Sanctuary, Junagadh, Gujarat-Permanent Pictorial Post Mark
The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as Sasan-Gir) is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat. Established in 1965, with a total area of 1412 km² (about 258 km² for the fully protected area and 1153 km² for the Sanctuary), the park is located 65 km to the south-east of Junagadh and 60 km to south west of Amreli.
It is the sole home of the pure Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo persica) and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species. The ecosystem of Gir, with its diverse flora and fauna, is protected as a result of the efforts of the government forest department, wildlife activists and NGOs. The forest area of Gir and its lions were declared as “protected” in the early 1900s by the then Nawab of the princely state of Junagadh. The cancellation depicts lion.
This old Permanent Post Mark was in existence till 19.04.95
Date Of cancellation:- 01.11.1975.