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Snow Leopard

The snow leopard whose scientific name is Panthera uncia can be found in the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. On the IUCN Red List it has been listed under the vulnerable category as the global population is estimated to be less than 10,000 and it is expected to decline further by about 10% ..

Ladakh’s New State animal and State bird

Ladakh adopted two endangered species, snow leopard and black-necked crane, as its State animal and State bird respectively on September 1, 2021. Key Points Ladakh adopted these species two years after it was separate Union created as a separate Union Territory (UT) from the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). Snow leopard and black-necked ..

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WWF on Snow Leopard: More than 70% of habitat unexplored

The World Wildlife Fund recently claimed that more than 70% of snow Leopard habitats are unexplored. The organisation recently released its report “A spatially explicit review of the state of knowledge in the snow leopard range”. Key Findings of the report Most of the snow leopard researches have been conducted by Nepal, India and China ..

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Asiatic lions test COVID positive

Around eight Asiatic lions have tested positive for COVID-19 at Hyderabad Nehru Zoological Park. This is the first time that transmission of virus to animal has been detected in India. Asiatic Lions Asiatic Lions are one of the five Pantherine cats that are native to India. The other four are Indian Snow Leopard, Bengal Tiger, ..

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October 23: International Snow Leopard Day

Every year, the International Snow Leopard Day is celebrated on October 23. It is also called the World Snow Leopard Day. Snow Leopard is called Man’s Best Friend. The first International Snow Leopard Day was celebrated in 2014. Highlights The International Snow Leopard Day is celebrated to create awareness about conservation and preservation of Snow ..

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India’s first snow leopard conservation centre to be set up in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is going to develop India’s first Snow Leopard Conservation Centre in Uttarkashi forests. This centre will be developed by the Uttarakhand Forest Department along with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Objective The main objective of this park is conservation, restoration of Himalayan ecosystems and creating livelihood. It will be responsible for the conservation ..

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