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 …

International Snow Leopard Day- October 23:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Oct 23 is recognised as International Snow Leopard Day.   Background: The day came into being with the adoption of the Bishkek Declaration by 12 countries on the conservation of snow leopards. About Snow Leopard: Scientific name: Panthera uncia. Habitat: Snow leopards live in the …