Do you fancy seeing snow leopard? Your wish is coming true as Uttarakhand Tourism is all set to organise winter-special snow leopard tours to promote wildlife conservation. You can go on snow leopard tours in Harsil, a picturesque village on the Bhagirathi river banks. Did you know that Harsil is also dubbed the mini Switzerland of India? So here’s the deal. They will choose the first round of basis on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Project Will Secure Livelihoods & Himalayan Ecosystems
The project is part of the SECURE Himalaya Project that aims to secure livelihoods, sustainable use and restoration of high range Himalayan ecosystems. It is led by the Indian government and United Nations Development Programme with the Global Environment Facility support. The tourism body of Uttarakhand took to Twitter to make the announcement. Take a look:
Sustainable tourism🎒 for wildlife conservation🐆
Thru #SECUREHimalaya project, @theGEF,@moefcc,@Uttkhand_Forest & @UNDP_India are partnering @UTDBofficial to organize first-ever winter #SnowLeopard🐯 tours🥾 in Uttarakhand & promote nature-based livelihoods in the Himalaya ⛰️ pic.twitter.com/77ZAn669eU
— MoEF&CC (@moefcc) January 11, 2021
The Project Will Enhance Lives Of Local Communities
The leopard project will conserve locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in the high Himalayan ecosystem. The project will also enhance the lives and livelihoods of local communities. India’s first Snow Leopard Conservation Centre was announced in Uttarkashi Uttarakhand in August 2020. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed snow leopard as endangered. Here are 5 Places In Uttarakhand That Will Make You Fall In Love With The Snow.
Snow Leopard Inhibit Western Himalayan Region
Snow leopards inhabit a large part of the western Himalayan region, from Jammu and Kashmir to Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh. The majestic animal prefers steep, rugged terrains with rocky outcrops and ravines. Uttarakhand To Have India’s First Snow Leopard Conservation Centre And Six City Forests.
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