Himachal Pradesh Houses 73 Snow Leopards, Estimates Survey
Himachal Pradesh houses around 73 snow leopards, estimated a survey by the state. Touted as the first-of-its-kind survey, it was jointly conducted by the state wildlife wing and Nature Conservation Foundation following the Union Environment Ministry’s Snow Leopard Population Assessment protocols. Completed by camera trapping method, the findings suggest scattered presence of leopard and majorly outside the protected areas. The state forest minister said this indicates local communities’ effort in conservation of the animal’s landscapes.