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Some Special Projects for Endangered Animal Species of India


For conservation of wild life, the threatened species have been classified as endangered, vulnerable and rare’ according to the degree of danger they face for survival.In India endangered animals are Ailurus fulgens (Red Panda), Asiatic Wild Ass, Rhinoceros, Sloth bear, tiger etc.


Some Special Projects for Endangered Animal Species of India
Tiger Project
  •  It was launched on 1st April, 1973.
  • There are 25 tiger reserves in 13 or 19 states to save tigers.
Lion Projects (Gir Lion Project)
  • Asian lion if found only in Gir forest of Gujarat. It was started in 1972.
Crocodile breeding project
It was started in Orissa to save crocodiles in 1975.
There are three species of crocodiles in India:
  •    Salt water (Crocodylus porosus)
  •    Fresh water mugger (Crocodylus palustris)
  •    Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)
Rhino Conservation Project
  • It was started in Assam in 1987. 
  • Dudhwa National Park was selected for the rhino reintroduction project.
Snow leopard project 
There are 12 snow leopard reseves in Himalayas.
Hangul Project
It was started in 1970 to protect hangul or Kashmiri stag (Cervus elephas hanglu)
Brow - antlered deer project
 It was started in Manipur since 1977 to protect brow-antlered deer (Cervus eldi eldi)
Musk deer project
 It was started by U.P. Goverment, IUCN and central Government to protect musk-deer (Moschus moschiferus)
Elephant Project- Started in 1991
Yak Project Research Centre- It is in Arunachal Pradesh

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