What is Project Cheetah? New Delhi [India], September 16 (ANI): On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reintroduce cheetahs to the country after an absence of almost seven decades when he does so in the Kuno National Park in Sheopur, which is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Preparations are now ongoing for this.
As part of Prime Minister Modi’s attempts to revitalize and diversify the wildlife and habitat of the country, eight cheetahs will be released into Kuno National Park on the occasion of his birthday. The cheetahs will have been brought there from Namibia.
SP Yadav, Head of the Cheetah Project and Member Secretary of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), stated that the Prime Minister will let two cheetahs out of the first enclosure, and then around 70 meters away, in the second enclosure, he will let out another cheetah. The remaining Cheetahs are going to be let loose in the individual quarantine zones that have been prepared for them.
According to Yadav, cheetahs are being carried into the country from Namibia on a specially chartered Boeing 747 cargo plane, which is scheduled to arrive in India in the morning of September 17th.
What is Project Cheetah?
Speaking to ANI SP Yadav said, “We will be transporting the cheetahs on a special Boeing 747 cargo plane that has been rented for the purpose. Because of its larger size and the fact that it does not need to stop for refueling on route to India, we decided to charter this particular aircraft. This will be a specialized airplane that will be equipped with eight cheetahs. In addition to the members of the crew, as well as our officers and some veterinary physicians, there will also be wildlife specialists, experts on cheetahs, as well as our three Indian scientists, doctors, and officers on board the aircraft that will depart from Namibia.”
“Laurie Marker, who is a cheetah expert, will be accompanied by three more biologists and all of these people will come by chartered flight, special wooden kits have been used to bring Cheetah which is made according to the international standards, which has the facility of air movement,” he said. “Special wooden kits have been used to bring Cheetah which is made according to the international standards, which has the facility of air movement.”
The Chief of the Cheetah Project added that the charter flight carrying Cheetah is expected to take off from Namibia by this evening and would arrive in India tomorrow.
When referring to cheetahs, he made the following statement: “It is stated that the cheetah is the animal with the fastest speed.
It travels at a rate of between 100 and 120 kilometers per hour. There are big meadows, some tiny hills, and forests in the habitat that has been chosen for cheetahs in Kuno, and it is quite beautiful and wonderful. Cheetahs can thrive in this environment because it is very suitable for them. There are numerous precautions taken to ensure visitors’ safety at Kuno National Park. Efforts have been made to put a stop to illegal acts known as poaching, “he stated.
“All of the cheetahs have been outfitted with radio collars, and these collars will be tracked using satellite technology. In addition to this, there will be a specialized monitoring staff operating behind each cheetah, which will continue to monitor whereabouts throughout the clock “Yadav added.
Yadav went on to say that a special charter cargo flight carrying cheetahs from Namibia will now land directly in Gwalior, when it was originally scheduled to land in Jaipur on September 17.
“Instead of landing in Jaipur on September 17, as was originally planned, a special charter cargo flight of cheetahs arriving from Namibia will now land in Gwalior. Following the passengers’ deplanation from the chartered airplane in Gwalior, the necessary procedures for animal husbandry, customs, and immigration will be carried out. Following the conclusion of these procedures, they will be transported to Kuno National Park in a helicopter provided by the Air Force “explained the Chief of the Cheetah Project.
Reintroducing wild animals, including the cheetah, is one of the goals of the ambitious project that the Indian government is working on called Project Cheetah. This endeavor is being carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The practice of wildlife preservation has a long tradition in India. One of the most fruitful efforts to protect wildlife, known as “Project Tiger,” got its start in 1972 and has since made significant contributions not only to the preservation of tigers but also to the protection of the natural environment as a whole.
As a continuation of this, the reintroduction of the cheetah, which was extinct in India until very recently, is an important stride forward and a landmark in the annals of India’s wildlife conservation history. (ANI)