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International Snow Leopard Day

Current context: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has launched the first national protocol for snow leopard on the International Snow Leopard Day.
International Snow Leopard Day
  • The International Snow Leopard Day is celebrated on 23rd October every year with the aim to protect and conserve the snow leopards.
  • The national portal is to enumerate the snow leopard population in the country.
  • The protocol was launched at the 4th steering committee meeting of the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP), organized in Delhi.
  • This is the first time that India is hosting the GSLEP. Kyrgyzstan hosted it in 2018.
  • Snow leopard is listed as endangered under the IUCN Red List.
  • In India, the main regions of occurrence of snow leopard are Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and J&K.
  • About 2,967 tigers reside in India, which is 77 % of the world tiger population. 


Q.1 The International Snow Leopard Day is celebrated on ________ every year?
a. 20th October
b. 20th September
c. 23rd October
d. 23rd November
International Snow Leopard Day International Snow Leopard Day Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 23, 2019 Rating: 5

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