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Conservation Of The Nilgiri Tahr

Conservation Of The Nilgiri Tahr:

The Tamil Nadu government launched an initiative for the conservation of the Nilgiri Tahr at Rs 25 crore.

  • Under The Nilgiri Tahr project, the Tamil Nadu government plans to:
    • Develop a better understanding of the Nilgiri Tahr population through surveys and radio telemetry studies
    • Reintroduce the Tahrs to their historical habitat
    • Address proximate threats
    • Increase public awareness of the species
  • The project is to be implemented for 5 year period from 2022 to 2027.
  • Nilgiri Tahr is the only Caprinae species found in the tropical mountains of southern
  • They are endemic to the Western Ghats and used to inhabit a large part of the Western Ghats between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  • IUCN – Endangered