In India, 132 plant and animal species have been designated as Critically Endangered (CE). Here is a list of animals which are nearing extinction.
New Delhi: On September 17, eight cheetahs were reintroduced in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno national park. The decision was taken by the Central government, 70 years after Cheetahs went extinct in India. The Cheetahs were released in the national park by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of his birth anniversary on September 17. Chartered cargo plane Boeing 747 brought these Cheetahs from Namibia to India. Explaining this, SP Yadav, Chief of Project Cheetah had said that the special planes were being used to avoid any sort of refilling issues and to ensure that all cheetahs directly land at the designated spot.
Cheetahs have returned to India, but there are some species which are on the verge of extinction and need massive conservation efforts to be saved.
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In India, 132 plant and animal species have been designated as Critically Endangered (CE). Here is a list of animals which are nearing extinction:
- Chinese pangolin
- Great Indian bustard
- Bengal Florican
- Northern river terrapin
- Amboli toad
So, what does Critically Endangered mean?
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s foremost authority on species conservation. As per IUCN, all species are classified into different groups. There are a total of nine categories or stages. Critically Endangered, Extinct in the Wild and Extinct are the final three stages.