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4 Snow Leopards Spotted In Himachal Pradesh

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