India And Namibia Sign MoU To Bring Cheetahs To India ; Bhupender Yadav Terms Pact Historic

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The Modi government Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Namibia to bring back cheetahs to India. The Asiatic cheetah was declared extinct in India in 1952.

The MoU was signed between Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav and Namibia Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah.

The plan to bring African cheetahs to India has been decades in the making, and Yadav called the pact “historic” in a series of tweets.

India had approached Namibia and South Africa to source cheetahs for the introduction plan, which has triggered scepticism among some conservationists.

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