Three north-eastern States — Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram — are finding a way to secure the endangered clouded leopard, which was recorded as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
As indicated by an official archive, Mizoram's Dampa Tiger Reserve holds the differentiation of lodging the most elevated number of clouded leopard in Southeast Asia. The thickness of populace of leopards, privately known as "Kelral", is 5.14 per 100 sq km in the reserve, arranged along the Mizoram-Bangladesh and Tripura.
Forest authorities said that in 2018, India added clouded leopards to its recuperation program for the critically-endangered species to help more research and reinforce preservation endeavours.
"The State creature of Meghalaya, the Clouded Leopard, an excellent spotted feline, is a superb sight to watch. Unfortunately, it has been proclaimed vulnerable by the IUCN. Let us run after saving such uncommon species," Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma tweeted on the event of the ongoing wildlife week.