Mammals of Nepal Current Affairs, GK & News

2019 edition of International Snow Leopard Day (ISLD)

The International Snow Leopard Day (ISLD) is celebrated every year on 23rd of October to protect and conserve the snow leopards and preserve the beautiful wildlife of the Himalayas. It is believed to have 400 to 700 snow leopards spread across Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

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2019 summit of Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP) held in Delhi

On the occasion of 2019 International Snow Leopard Day (ISLD), the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar  launched the first national protocol to enumerate the snow leopard population in India. It was launched at the inaugural session of the 4th steering committee meeting of the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP) in Delhi. Poaching ..

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Union environment ministry declares Rhesus Macaque monkeys as vermin in Himachal Pradesh

The Union environment ministry has recently declared Rhesus Macaque monkeys as vermin in Himachal Pradesh for a period of one year & allow the state forest department to cull them for preventing crop depredation, conflict with humans and loss of property. Though Rhesus Macaque monkeys are protected species under Schedule II of the Wildilfe Protection ..

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New Programmes Launched under Asiatic Lion Conservation Project

The Gir National Park in Gujarat will be provided dedicated ambulances and veterinary hospitals for injured and sick lions as part of the Asiatic Lion Conservation Project. This decision comes after 39 lions tested positive for the viral disease called canine distemper, out of which 24 died last year. What is the Asiatic Lion Conservation ..

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SSB joins hands with Dudhwa Tiger Reserve to provide security to its forests

The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) and Sashastra Sima Bal (SSB) have joined hands to provide full proof security to Dudhwa forests and its rich wildlife. As per agreement, all security agencies including SSB on the border, central and local intelligence officers, customs and excise officials, Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) and the Dudhwa field staff ..

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