Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022

Fastest animal gets chance to survive in India’s wild







The Supreme Courte on Tuesday allowed the central govt to introduce the African cheetah to a suitable habitat in India.







Indian Cheetah is almost extinct: NTCA

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) had moved SC stating the rare Indian cheetah is almost extinct and suggesting that African cheetah be brought from Namibia. The SC set up a panel of ex-director of Wildlife of India Ranjit Singh, DG of Wildlife of India Dhananjay Mohan, and DIG-Wildlife, MoEF to guide NTCA in taking a decision on the issue.




Apex court to monitor relocation

SC will monitor the project and the expert committee will submit its report before it every four months.

The top court also said the decision for relocation of the African cheetah will be taken after a proper survey and the action of introduction of the animal will be left to the NTCA’s discretion.








Source: The New Indian Express, 29 January 2020, Chennai.