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.