New committee to keep watch on cheetah project

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Source: The post is based on the article “New committee to keep watch on cheetah project” published in The Hindu on 26th May 2023

What is the News?

Following the death of three cheetah cubs, the Centre appointed a new steering committee to oversee the implementation of Project Cheetah.

About Cheetah Reintroduction Project and Kuno National Park

Read here: Cheetah Reintroduction Project and Kuno National Park

About the progress of the Cheetah Reintroduction Project so far

Read here: Cheetah Reintroduction Project: progress so far – Explained, pointwise

About the Cheetah Project Steering Committee

Mandate: a) To monitor the progress of the cheetah reintroduction programme and advise the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department and the National Tiger Conservation Authority; b) To decide on opening up the cheetah habitat for eco-tourism and, c) Suggest regulations and ways to involve the local community in the project activities.

Members and head: The 11-member Cheetah Project Steering Committee comprises national and international experts. Several of international experts have been involved in the cheetah translocation project from Namibia and South Africa.

It will be led by Rajesh Gopal, secretary-general, Global Tiger Forum and closely associated with Project Tiger.

Duration: The committee will be in force for two years and will convene at least one meeting every month, besides conducting field visits to Kuno National Park.

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