Tag: Cheetah Reintroduction Plan

Environment and Ecology

  Environment and Ecology Kuno Park unsuitable to host all 20 cheetahs, not enough prey, says scientist The Kuno National Par (KNP) in Madhya Pradesh, which currently hosts 20 cheetahs brought in from Africa, does not have enough prey to sustain all the animals. Eight cheetahs from Namibia and 12 from South Africa were transported to India between September 2022 and February 2023 as part of an initiative to reintroduce the species to India, where the cheetah population had gone extinct in the early 1950s. Cheetah reintroduction plan National tiger conservation authority Cheetah Reintroduction Plan 1952 – Cheetah declared extinct in India. Intercontinented translocation project between India and Africa (Mainly from South Africa and Namibia) Introduced – Sep. 17, 2022 Kuno – Palpar National Park, Madhya Pradesh 8 - Cheetahs from Namibia 12 – Cheetahs from South Africa National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) Statutory body Under the Ministry of Environment forest and climate change Constituted under wildlife (protection) Act, 1972  Amended in 2006 For strengthening Tiger conservation