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- India inks MoU with Namibia for reintroduction of Cheetahs
India inks MoU with Namibia for reintroduction of Cheetahs
- The Government of India has signed a crucial memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Namibia on July 20, 2022 for the reintroduction of cheetahs, which were declared extinct in India in 1952.
- The first batch of cheetahs, comprising four male and four female cheetahs are scheduled to come from Namibia in August 2022.
- These cheetahs will be stationed in the Kuno-Palpur National Park (KNP) in Madhya Pradesh.
- Under the pact, India and Namibia will share and exchange expertise and capacities to promote cheetah conservation in their ranges.
- Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world and Namibia has the world’s largest population of cheetahs.