Govt forms Steering committee to review, monitor Cheetah translocation project to Kuno National Park
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has constituted a Cheetah Project Steering Committee to review, progress, monitor and advice on the Cheetah introduction to the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department and NTCA.
The 11-member committee will be headed by Global Tiger Forum Secretary General Dr. Rajesh Gopal. It will also have a four-member consulting panel of international Cheetah experts.
The committee will also be responsible for opening of the Cheetah habitat for eco-tourism, suggest regulations and advice on community interface for their involvement in the project activities.
Since last year, twenty cheetahs have been translocated to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh from Namibia and four of them have been released from the fenced acclimatization camps into free-ranging conditions.