Endangered Cheetah’s



After prolonged discussions with the Indian government has decided to return the cheetah in the country. Up to six pm cheetahs from Africa and introduced into three sites, ie. Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary, Wildlife Sanctuary Nauradehi (both in Madhya Pradesh) and landscape Shahgarh near the international border in Jaisalmer. The project will cost $ 65 million has been formulated and is likely to be implemented within three years. Every three seats allocated $ 22 million in the preparation and restoration. Presumably, each site will receive three pairs of cheetahs in which nurtured and encouraged to breed wild animals, under the supervision of experts.

The decision was taken on the recommendations of wildlife experts, national and international, gathered in Gajner Rajasthan in September 2009. The reasoning behind the decision was the restoration of the natural heritage of India for “ethical and environmental” reasons. In the words attributed to Jairam Ramesh, Indian Minister of Forests and Environment, “it is important to return the cheetah, because it will restore the grasslands of India. The way in which the tiger to restore the forest ecosystem, leopard snow mountain ecosystem restoration, the restored Ganges dolphin river water (the) same way cheetahs grassland will be restored in the country. “(For a long time has been estimated that prairie Indians degrading due to overgrazing by antelope and, of course, livestock.

When India used to cough cheetahs – a name derived from the Sanskrit word “chitrakaya” meaning spotted – in large numbers. The Emperor Akbar had maintained a stable of them in the scores, tamed and trained to hunt antelope. Even the British colonial period these were held in captivity and was mainly used for hunting, and therefore have a different name – leopard hunting. Over time, however, the animals were hunted ruthlessly – such as lions and tigers. In addition, the loss or destruction of their habitat have contributed to their elimination from India in the middle of last century.

The eradication of the species in India do not lose the “Indian” prefix. The Asiatic Cheetah (subspecies: Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) previously used to be widely known as “Indian Cheetah.” Currently, however, has lost its “Asian” prefix because it is mainly concentrated in Iran and is commonly called ” Iranian Cheetah. “When moving to the wilderness of a wide range, from the Middle East through the Indian subcontinent, the Cheetah (Asia) is now mainly restricted to the region of the Kavir desert of Iran. There were a few stray comments in the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh in Pakistan. According to researchers, is not more than 100 Asian cheetahs now estimated at about 70, which is odd for Iran.

Reports had already appeared on India’s willingness to spend a couple of cheetahs in Iran’s reserves are considered appropriate for them. Perhaps it was felt that membership of the same subspecies, Iranian cheetahs are more likely to survive in Indian conditions. It seems that the idea was abandoned because the cheetah is critically endangered Iran and the removal of a bit of subordinate acute threaten its survival. The country therefore had to resort to buy from Africa, where most of the game parks – and there are plenty of them, mostly located south of the Sahara – a cheetah in large numbers. Considered endangered, the African cheetah population is currently estimated at about 12,000 – enough for India to try to get the eighteen moved. Namibia is currently the hotspot for Cheetah as the efforts of the Cheetah Conservation Fund has increasingly proven to be successful.

But, like cheetahs in Namibia is said to be divided into natural habitats, with farmers, human-animal conflicts are often the result is often fatal. It is estimated that all three seats together can accommodate 160 cheetah with Kuno Palpur-up – is home to 70 cheetahs. Realising the potential, however, depends on how sites are managed and carried out to promote the spread of the animal.

E ‘, however, had reservations about the whole process. First, of course, there are always doubts about the introduction of alien species, an effort is not only risky, but can also cause all sorts of complications. Addition, Conservation India Act not exactly an enviable record. Of the “Big Five” is a serious threat. Asiatic lion, about 350, is concentrated in a single temple, and live with the people and their livestock. A single mishap could wipe out entire species. Tigers at the end, he was not sure of the number 1411. Eleven adults were lost in the first five months of 2010 along with a couple of puppies. Elephants are threatened by poachers, villagers and vehicles, including rail trains. Rhinos are fragile and are still under threat from poachers who want their horns – supposedly an aphrodisiac. Leopards lost nearly the rate of one every day.


What is worse, these two states, ie. Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, in sanctuaries such as cheetahs to be moved for registration were indifferent to provide protection for large cats. Rajasthan has its collapse in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh as the animal had its own administration in the Panna reserve. In both reserves, very popular as they were, was the tiger has become extinct, despite the assertions of the local administration of the Reserve about their presence.

Registration of forest departments of various states in the conservation of wildlife, is therefore nothing extraordinary. In this scenario, we see the decision to introduce African Cheetah in the grasslands of India with anxiety. Move can not be a problem that Indian wildlife has developed expertise that has displaced a number of tigers in Sariska Panna Tiger Reserve and a few rhinos and Kaziranga National Park to a playground nearby. After removal of cheetahs can be treated quite well, and perhaps even multiply. But what would become critical is how the animals are monitored for their well-being and provided the necessary protection, especially against poachers. Generally weak and you dare say, even cruel, careless attitude of the forest, corruption, wars, inadequate and poorly trained staff of the forest are the bane of Indian wildlife parks, protected areas and other forests.

We can only hope that the forest owners to shake off their lethargy and pull themselves up to their boot straps up the challenge to revive the Cheetah in the country where chinkaras dollars and once ran black with some restrictions.

Comparable to a cheetah cat, although the genre “Panther” has not been supported to date, there is no conservation policy still in place. The decline of their prey and their habitat is pushed to the settlements resulting from conflicts that always loses. Prerna Singh Bindra, a naturalist known writer and columnist, believes that the way in which leopard is dead could surpass Tiger in the race to extinction. In the first 50 days of the year 2010, India has lost up to 60 leopards – one more day.

Worse, the two states, viz. Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in the sanctuaries of which must be relocated cheetahs are indifferent record of providing protection for the big cats. Rajasthan has its debacle in Sariska Tiger Reserve Madhya Pradesh, and the administration has its own wildlife reserve Panna. In the reserves, as they were very popular, the tiger has become extinct, despite the claims of the local administration of the Reserve of their presence.

Registration of forest departments of various states in the conservation of wildlife, is therefore nothing extraordinary. In this scenario, we see the decision to introduce African Cheetah in the grasslands of India with anxiety. Move can not be a problem that Indian wildlife has developed expertise that has displaced a number of tigers in Sariska Panna Tiger Reserve and a few rhinos and Kaziranga National Park to a playground nearby. After removal of cheetahs can be treated quite well, and perhaps even multiply. But what would become critical is how the animals are monitored for their well-being and provided the necessary protection, especially against poachers. Generally weak and you dare say, even cruel, careless attitude of the forest, corruption, wars, inadequate and poorly trained staff of the forest are the bane of Indian wildlife parks, protected areas and other forests.

We can only hope that the forest owners to shake off their lethargy and pull themselves up to their boot straps up the challenge to revive the Cheetah in the country where chinkaras dollars and once ran black with some restrictions.