The cheetah-The hindu-21/07/2022

India came one step closer to bringing back the world’s fastest animal in the country with an agreement signed in Delhi on Wednesday between the Union
Government and the visiting Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations, Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah.

In Detail:
The cheetah was declared extinct in the country in 1952, and the agreement, which has been negotiated for some years, will prepare the ground for the relocation
of the first batch from southern Africa to the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
Significance of this agreement:
The [agreement] seeks to promote conservation and restoration of cheetah in their former range from which the species went extinct.
It will improve biodiversity conservation, the sharing of expertise between the two countries, technological applications, and collaborations on climate change, pollution, and waste management.
It will promote the exchange of personnel for training and education in wildlife management.
The court had also expressed concern about whether the African cheetahs would find a favorable climate in the sanctuary.

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