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Conservation Values
 Largest compact tract of dry deciduous forests ib the semi-arid part of the country.
 Last home of the 'Asiatic Lion', Panthera leo persica, last surviving 'gene pool' in nature on earth.
 Rich bio-diversity area supporting large number of species including several endangered species.
 Highest concentration of top carnivores- lions and leopards (over 500), and possibly the single largest population of marsh crocodiles in the country.
 Catchment area of seven major rivers which sustains economic prosperity of this drought prone region.
 Ecological security and environmental amelioration for the region; climate, water, salinity prevention and pollution absorption.
 Important biological research area with considerable scientific, educational, aesthetic and recreational values.
 Mother of cultural and religious evolution in Saurashtra.