August 2020, Uttarakhand presented India’s first Snow Leopard Conservation Center in Uttarkashi. There have been around 86 snow leopards in Uttarakhand until last year according to researches.
Uttarakhand tourism will roll out the first-ever snow leopard tours in February this year.
Harsil will possess the snow leopard tours, one of the most pleasant towns on the Bhagirathi river banks. These tours aim to publicise natural wildlife preservation. Harsil is sometimes called the “mini-Switzerland of India” in some parts locally and globally.
The ministry is most likely to pick the primary bunch of travellers on the first-come, first-serve feature. The travel industry body took to Twitter to make the declaration.
About the mission
The plan is a piece of the SECURE Himalaya Project — Securing jobs, protection, reasonable use, and rebuilding exorbitant varying Himalayan environments. The mission is driven by the Indian specialists and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
The snow leopard project states aim to “guarantee the protection of locally and globally endangered biodiversity, resources like land and forest in the high Himalayan biological system while giving way to the lives and jobs of neighbourhood networks,” based on in.undp.org.
The environment ministry, forest and climate change, UNDP India and Uttarakhand forest department have partnered with state tourism board additionally for this initiative.
In August 2020, Uttarakhand presented India’s first Snow Leopard Conservation Center in Uttarkashi. There have been around 86 snow leopards in Uttarakhand until last year according to researches. The snow leopard is a Schedule I creature underneath the Wildlife Protection Act of India.
We know the snow leopard to be genuinely reclusive, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature records the creature as “endangered”.
In India, a significant part of the western Himalayas, from Jammu and Kashmir to Himachal Pradesh, and Japanese Himalayas and Uttarakhand Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh is occupied by snow leopards, as stated by wwfindia.org