After being extinct for nearly 70 years, cheetahs will be reintroduced in India. Under the Environment Ministry, around 12 to 14 cheetahs will be relocated from Africa to Kuno National Park where the population can restore forest and savanna spaces. This in turn is hoped to positively affect biodiversity and enhance carbon sequestration. If needed, the Environment Ministry in India will introduce additional cheetah upon a five year review. The National Tiger Conservation Authority offered to provide financial and administrative support as the restoration program ensues, and the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change also offered to aid with eco-development and eco-tourism projects.

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