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Worrying Downgrade

Posted on : September 26th 2017, 9:59 am

Snow leopard has lost its endangered status on the Red list of the IUCN. As a major range country,India has worked to protect those  animals & even launched a programme on the lines of project Tiger in its habitat including J & k, Himachal Pradesh,Uttarakhand,Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh conserving 128,757sq.km Issues faced in conservation were trafficking in live animal in central Asia and hostility from communities because of its attackers on livestock,India handled the second problem by roping in communities in conservation, and compensating them for loss of their livestock. Also these are  stretches of steppes in High Asia that could withstand temperature variation creating a refuge for snow leopards mining and human interference should be minimised in their habitat range