India finalises deals for cheetahs from South Africa and Namibia:

GS Paper 3: Syllabus: Environment and conservation related issues.   Context: India will release cheetahs from South Africa and Namibia into the wild at Kuno Palpur in Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh, possibly by the end of this year. To begin with, there will be 12 cheetahs from South Africa and eight from Namibia. More …

Cheetah reintroduction project

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Cheetah reintroduction project What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Cheetah reintroduction project and its significance, challenges therein. Context: The Supreme Court has allowed the Centre to introduce the African cheetah to a suitable habitat in India. Background: The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) had previously told the Supreme Court that African cheetahs …