India & Namibia sign an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on wildlife conservation

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Namibia aims to bring back cheetahs to the country after nearly seven decades.
  • The 1st eight cheetahs are expected to arrive in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh by 15th August. Separately, India is estimated to have received twelve cheetahs from South Africa; According to officials familiar with the situation, a draft agreement has already been signed and a final settlement is being done.
  • 69 years after the last known cheetah was hunted in Chhattisgarh in 1952, the animal will re-enter a wild enclosure in India.
  • Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav and Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwa both signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  • SP Yadav, Member Secretary and Additional Director General, Project Tiger at NTCA, said that they are working to bring cheetahs to the country by 15th August to mark the country’s 75th Independence Day.

Qns : Which Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by India and Namibia?

Ans : India and Namibia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for reintroduction of cheetahs into the historical range in India.

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