4 Snow Leopards Spotted In Himachal Pradesh:
Snow Leopard is found in the mountainous regions of central and southern Asia.
- In India, it is seen in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
- The Hemis National Parkhas a good presence of Snow Leopard.
- They play a key role as a top predator, an indicator of the health of their high-altitude habitat, and, increasingly, an important indicator of the impacts of climate change on mountain environments.
- Conservation status:
- IUCN Red List: Vulnerable
- Under CITES it is listed in Appendix I
- Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972:Schedule I