BEWARE OF FAKE INSTITUTES WITH SIMILAR NAMES. blank    blank
banner

SNOW LEOPARDS IN INDIA



  Apr 16, 2024

SNOW LEOPARDS IN INDIA



Q: How many snow leopards are there in India?

A: According to a government report released on January 30, 2024, India is home to 718 snow leopards.

Q: What percentage of snow leopard habitat in India is legally protected?

A: Only 34% of the snow leopard habitat in India, spanning 120,000 square kilometers, is under legal protection. The remaining 70% of their crucial habitat remains unprotected.

Q: What is the purpose of establishing a dedicated Snow Leopard Cell at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun?

A: The proposed Snow Leopard Cell aims to conduct long-term population monitoring, organized studies, and consistent field surveys to aid in the conservation of snow leopards in India.

Q: How was the snow leopard population in India assessed?

A: The Snow Leopard Population Assessment in India (SPAI) was conducted over four years (2019-2023), involving the installation of camera traps at 1,971 locations across various states and Union territories. This effort captured 241 unique individuals, leading to the current estimate.

Q: Which region in India has the highest number of snow leopards?

A: Ladakh has the highest number of snow leopards, with a count of 477 individuals. It is followed by Uttarakhand with 124 animals, and Himachal Pradesh with 51.

Q: What is the snow leopard's conservation status?

A: The snow leopard is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.

Q: How extensive is snow leopard occupancy in India?

A: Snow leopard occupancy was recorded over 93,392 sq km, with an estimated presence in 100,841 sq km, according to the report.

Q: When did the systematic surveys of snow leopards begin in India?

A: The first systematic surveys of snow leopards in India began in the 1980s, initially focusing on the western Himalayas, particularly Ladakh, and later expanding to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.



SRIRAM's

 


Share:
 

Get a call back

Fill the below form to get free counselling for UPSC Civil Services exam preparation

 
UPSC DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

 
INDIA’S FERTILITY RATE DYNAMICS AND IMPACT
 
East China Sea Tensions:Senkaku Islands
 
NABARD's Agri-SURE Fund: Simplifier
 
VARKALA CLIFF: A NATIONAL GEOLOGICAL HERITAGE SITE
 
India's SDG Progress: NITI Aayog Report
 
Empowering Tier 2 & Tier 3 Cities: Aspirational ULB Initiative
 
INDIA AND RUSSIA TO TRADE IN NATIONAL CURRENCIES
 
India:The Skills Gap Challenge
 
BIMSTEC: India's Strategic Focus and "Act East" Policy
 
UNIFIED PAYMENTS INTERFACE (UPI)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 
CADRE SYSTEM IN INDIAN CIVIL SERVICE
 
SALKHAN FOSSILS PARK: A WINDOW INTO EARLY LIFE ON EARTH
 
MULE ACCOUNTS AND RBI’S MEASURES
 
INDIA: COUNTER-PIRACY IN RED SEA
 
Indian Navy anti-piracy operation