Indian Army asked to help Protect Snow Leopards.

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  1. swag5

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    Seeking help from the Armed forces of India, the Environment Ministry asked the Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) to help protect the Snow Leopard – a rare and scarce species of the high altitudes and an endangered animal.
    In order to conserve the snow leopard, ‘Project Snow Leopard’ was launched in 2009 taking under its umbrella, scientists, civilian organisations and local communities. The primary objective of this project was to strengthen and conserve wildlife in the high altitudes.
    On March 11, the environment ministry held a second meeting of the national steering committee on Project Snow Leopard, under the chairmanship of Jairam Ramesh, minister for environment. The environment ministry sought the help of Indo Tibetan Border Police –ITBP and Indian army in conserving and protecting the snow leopards. A statement issued on Monday by the ministry said
    “There is need for more structured dialogue with the army and the ITBP to facilitate a deeper involvement of these bodies in conservation issues in the snow leopard landscapes”.
    The defence forces have a large presence in habitats where snow leopards reside and roam and the ministry recognises the importanceof Army involvement in this conservation process. Snow Leopards are found in 5 states of India: Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarkhand and Arunachal Pradesh.
    Unfortunately, the total number of snow leopards is just about 750, all states put together.* The committee comprises of World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife trust of India, Nature conservation foundation, Wildlife institute of India, apart from the senior officials of snow leopard states. The environment minister also emphasised the need to involve international know-how exchange and expertise in tackling snow leopard preservation.
    A proposal to the effect of hosting an International conference on conservation of snow leopards and mountain land scapes, in India, was also put forth by the minister. If the armed forces do get involved in the conservation process, the move will definitely be good in bringing the manpower, discipline and local area expertise needed for protection of a rare animal.
    http://indiasendangered.com/indian-army-asked-to-help-protect-snow-leopards/
     
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    Good job. I love this animal & it should be protected at any cost.
     
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    Yeah......the numbers are saying at 750...it's time to act both concerned authorities and army before it's too late....whomsoever who is in poaching of these animals should be punished severely...
     
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    A great initiative. Kudos J. Ramesh! The more we live closer to nature and protect it, the most we make out of us human beings.
     
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    How much of the Indo Pak border is mined and what is the impact on this beautiful cat. This is one of the rarest cats in the world along with the Amur leopards in Russia. India and Pakistan should do everything they can to save this animal.
     
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    The ghosts(some of *****) are haunting humans living around border states...i have no hope that they'll help in protecting these animals..they'll conduct one board meeting and say one day these animals are against allah..these have no right to live...!!
    It's better that we solve our problem rather than asking problem creators for help...Bt it's every one's duty to protect nature and it's creations..
     

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