Snow Leopard Caught On Camera In Lahaul, Census Will Be Done Again

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Now Himachal Pradesh Forest Department is again going to count all the snow leopards by trapping them with cameras in all possible areas of Himachal Pradesh. On Friday, January 5, a block officer posted in the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department has captured a snow leopard on his camera in Lahaul.

Snow Leopard - Photo: Diary Times

Snow Leopard - Photo: Diary Times

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Snow leopard, one of the rare animals of India, has been captured in his camera by a Himachal Pradesh Forest Department personnel posted in Lahaul. Now Himachal Pradesh Forest Department is once again going to count all the snow leopards by trapping them with cameras in all the identified possible areas of Himachal Pradesh.

On Friday, January 5, a senior divisional officer posted in Himachal Pradesh Forest Department clicked a spectacular view of a snow leopard in his camera in Lahaul. The number of snow leopards is continuously decreasing all over the world. On the other hand, the discovery of rare species of snow leopard in Himachal Pradesh is a very good news for the environment and wildlife balance as well as for the tourists. The highest presence of the state animal of Himachal Pradesh is found in Lahaul-Spiti, Pangi, Bharmour and Kinnaur districts.

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Earlier in the year 2018, the census was done by Nature Conservation Foundation through trap cameras. Fifty-two to seventy-three snow leopards were confirmed to be in Himachal Pradesh by the Nature Conservation Foundation after camera trapping during the census.

According to information received from Himachal Pradesh Forest Department, snow leopards play an important role in maintaining the balance of environment and wildlife. Snow leopard is now found only in ten to twelve countries across the world and the number of snow leopard is continuously decreasing in Himachal Pradesh too.

Forest Divisional Officer Lahaul IFS Aniket Banve told Diary Times correspondent Kumud Sharma that a rare species of snow leopard has been captured on camera by the Lahaul Forest Divisional Officer on Friday, January 5 in Lahaul.

Due to which the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department is once again going to count the snow leopard in the potential areas of entire Himachal Pradesh, but no fixed date has been fixed yet by the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department for the snow leopard count.

Snow leopard is found at an altitude of 3,500 to 4,000 meters in Himachal Pradesh –

A rare species of snow leopard is found in Himachal Pradesh in areas at an altitude of 3,500 to 4,000 meters. In Himachal Pradesh, a rare species of snow leopard is found in Bhaga, Bharmour, Great Himalayan Park of Kullu district, Miad, Tabo, Kinnaur, Pangi, Bharmour, Spiti etc.

Hunting of the rare species of snow leopard has also been completely banned by the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department –

On the other hand, due to the awareness campaign among the people of Himachal Pradesh about the conservation of the rare species of snow leopard, the rare species of snow leopard is continuously increasing in Himachal Pradesh. The number of rare species of snow leopards in the entire world is less than five thousand. Whereas, the number of rare species of snow leopard in India is only between three hundred to five hundred.

Kumud Sharma

Kumud Sharma is the First Well-Known Female Journalist of the Journalism World of Himachal Pradesh. I am the Founder, Editor in Chief, Managing Director, Promoter of Diary Times. As a Female Journalist, With My Experience of More Than Nine Years, I Tell You Every News of Himachal Pradesh From The Ground Level With Absolutely Accurate and Correct Information, Be it the Politics of Himachal Pradesh or the Ground Reality, My Perspective On Every News Will Give You Assurance. I Assure You That Every News of Mine Will Comply With the Expertise and Fact Checking Policy.

 

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