9-member taskforce set up for monitoring cheetahs in Kuno National Park

7 October, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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A nine-person task force has been established by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change to oversee the introduction of cheetahs in Kuno National Park.nd other other specified places.

The committee members will concentrate on assessing the development and keeping an eye on the health of these cheetahs.

“upkeep of the soft release cages and the area’s level of protection. Observing the regulations set forth by the veterinary and forest officials, giving guidance on the introduction of cheetahs to the Madhya Pradesh forest department and the NTCA regarding the cheetahs’ general health, behaviour, and upkeep, “read the official press release.

The Principal Secretary (Forests), Member from Madhya Pradesh, Principal Secretary (Tourism), Member from Madhya Pradesh, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force, Member from Madhya Pradesh, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), and Chief Wildlife Warden will all be members of the committee.

Alok Kumar, Dr. Amit Mallick, retired Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden of Madhya Pradesh, and member of the NTCA, New Delhi. The committee also includes Dr. Vishnu Priya, a scientist at the Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun, Abhilash Khandekar, a member of the MP SBWL in Bhopal, and Subhoranjan Sen, the convener of the APCCF-Wildlife.

The committee’s representatives will also keep an eye on the Cheetahs’ hunting abilities and adaptability.

“Keep an eye on the cheetah release and the opening of the area to ecotourism. Interact often with Cheetah Mitras and offer suggestions and ideas on the construction of tourist infrastructure in outlying locations “the statement was noted.

When the public will be permitted to visit the cheetahs in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park will be decided, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on September 25. This would depend on the task force’s recommendations.

“A task force has been established, friends. The cheetahs will be observed by this task force to see how well they have adapted to their surroundings. After a few months, a decision will be made based on this, and you will be able to view the cheetahs “PM Modi made this statement on the 93rd episode of his monthly radio show, “Mann Ki Baat.”

People from all around the nation have expressed joy at the reintroduction of cheetahs, he screamed.

According to the PM, “130 crore Indians are joyful and full of pride; this is India’s passion for nature.”

Modi went on to say that people frequently inquired about when they will have the chance to view Namibia’s wild creatures.

PM Modi asked for suggestions from the public for the names of the campaign and the cheetahs.

But until then, I’m giving every one of you a task to complete. On the MyGov site, a competition will be held for this, and I encourage participants to give specific information. What should the campaign focusing on cheetahs be called? Can we possibly imagine giving each of these cheetahs a name? What would that name be? By the way, if this naming is of a traditional kind, that will be wonderful since we are naturally drawn to things that are a part of our society, culture, history, and legacy.

PM Modi added that garbage on beaches is upsetting and that climate change is a serious danger to marine ecosystems.

It is now up to us to make real, ongoing efforts to address these problems, he stated.

In an effort to revive and diversify the nation’s fauna and environment, eight cheetahs—five females and three males—were imported from Namibia on September 17 under the name “Project Cheetah.” Cheetahs were declared extinct in India in 1952.