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Reintroduction Of Cheetahs

Reintroduction Of Cheetahs:

India and Namibia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for reintroduction of cheetahs into the historical range in India.

  • First batch of eight cheetahs comprising four male and as many female cheetahs are expected to arrive in India before Independence Day.
  • The cheetahs will be released in Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh.
  • India plans to introduce 8-10 cheetahs every year with a total 50 from Namibia, South Africa and other African countries over the next five years.
  • Under the MoU, both the countries will also collaborate in areas of climate change, environmental governance, environmental impact assessments, pollution and waste management.