Centre Forms Nine-Member Task Force To Monitor Cheetahs In Kuno National Park

New Delhi: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change has constituted a nine-member task force for monitoring cheetahs at the Kuno National Park.

The committee members will focus on closely monitoring and reviewing the health status of the Cheetahs.

An official statement by the ministry added that “Upkeep of the soft release enclosures and protection status of the entire area. Adherence to the forest and veterinary officials’ protocols, advice on Cheetah introduction in India to Madhya Pradesh forest department and NTCA on status of Cheetah with respect to overall health, behavior, and upkeep,”.

The committee will further keep a check on the hunting skills and adaptation of these Cheetahs over the period of time.

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

Retired Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Madhya Pradesh – Member, Alok Kumar, Dr Amit Mallick, Inspector General, NTCA, New Delhi – Member. Dr Vishnu Priya, Scientist, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun – Member, Abhilash Khandekar, Member MP SBWL, Bhopal, Subhoranjan Sen, APCCF- Wildlife – Member Convener are also part of the committee.

(With Agency Inputs) 

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