Madhya Pradesh: National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) member secretary SP Yadav said that the first batch of cheetahs is being brought from Namibia to Kuno National Park in Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh on September 17. NTCA member secretary SP Yadav said in a special conversation with ANI, “We are getting eight cheetahs, out of which five are female and three are male in Kuno National Park, Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh. The Prime Minister will launch the Cheetah Reproduction Project at Kuno National Park in MP on September 17.
Yadav further said, “This is a big and historic time and there is no other instance in the whole world where it is being released and brought from one continent to another and for this all international standards are followed. He is going.”
“As of now, we plan to bring the cheetahs on the morning of September 17 and for this we have hired a chartered cargo plane. The cheetahs will come from Namibian capital Windhoek to Jaipur and then by helicopter to Palpur, Kuno National Park and then release them. There will be a program to do this, the helipad has also been made,” SP Yadav told ANI.
“Bringing cheetahs back to India will be a historic moment. You know that the last three cheetahs were hunted by the Maharaja of Korea in Chhattisgarh in 1947-48 and the last cheetah was sighted at the same time in 1952. India made the cheetah extinct. Declared and since then we are restoring cheetahs after almost 75 years.”
“The cheetahs will be brought into quarantine for the first 30 days, quarantine is arranged, their health and other parameters will be monitored and then when it is found that they are completely healthy after testing, they will be given a large Will be kept in enclosures” Yadav added.
Yadav further said that “the enclosure has been made over 6 square kilometres, and it has nine compartments, of which eight are for the cheetah and when it will be released in the bigger enclosure after the quarantine.
Whether the cheetah has adapted to the climate of the country and whether it is feeling comfortable or not, it will be monitored and all these will be monitored very closely.
NTCA member secretary said, “When it seems that the cheetah has fully adapted to the environment we will release it in the open forests but before the release, a radio collar has already been installed in each leopard and every leopard has a radio collar. The leopard will be monitored 24 hours a day. surveillance team.”
Every leopard has to be monitored and behind it will be a team, which will change its duty in eight to eight hours. For the safety of cheetahs, we have created ‘Cheetah Mitra’, awareness program has been run among the people. So that people can become aware about Cheetah.
All protocols for the safety and security of the cheetah will be maintained.”
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has been constituted under Section 38L(1) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the “Reproduction of Cheetah” project at Kuno National Park in Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh on September 17.
PM Modi will also release the cheetahs being brought from Africa in the forests of the state. The big cat species will be reintroduced to India 70 years after it was declared extinct in 1952.