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International Snow Leopard Day

Published on October 23, 2019
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
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