December 4, 2022

The return of cheetahs to Indian soil after 70 years, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will result in the rehabilitation of forest and grassland ecosystems. The big cats, five male and three female, that had been brought from Namibia were released into the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh as part of an effort to save the ecosystem and wildlife.

the Prime Minister, Mr. Modi, “In spite of the fact that cheetahs were declared extinct in the nation in 1952, no significant efforts were made to rehabilitate them for many years. As we commemorate “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,” the nation has recommenced its efforts to rehabilitate cheetahs.” He claimed that before seeing cheetahs at KNP, tourists and wildlife enthusiasts will need to wait a few months.

The Prime Minister said, “Reintroducing cheetahs to India will aid in the restoration of open forest and grassland ecosystems and also result in improved livelihood prospects for the local people.”
The first intercontinental large wild carnivore relocation initiative, according to him, is called “Project Cheetah.” Notably, the occasion was planned to coincide with Prime Minister Modi’s 72nd birthday on September 17. The felines will reside in a designated area of KNP for two weeks before being let loose in the park. A senior Madhya Pradesh forest officer claims: “For two weeks, cheetahs will reside in a designated area under KNP. They will be reintroduced into the park once they have adapted to the local climate.”

(source : IANS)

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