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First-ever estimation shows 718 snow leopards in India; two-thirds of them in Ladakh: Centre

First-ever estimation shows 718 snow leopards in India; two-thirds of them in Ladakh: Centre
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New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) India has an estimated 718 snow leopards with Ladakh reporting the maximum number (477) of these magnificent cats, the Union Environment Ministry said on Tuesday.

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) carried out the first-ever ‘Snow Leopard Population Assessment in India’ (SPAI) with the support of all snow leopard range states and two conservation partners — the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru, and WWF-India — between 2019 and 2023.

Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav released the report during the National Board for Wildlife meeting held here on Tuesday.


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