Which ministry launched national protocol for snow leopard survey?

The national snow leopard population assessment in India protocol is India’s first national protocol for enumeration of snow leopards. It was launched in 2019 by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change. Recently, Himachal Pradesh carried out an assessment in accordance with this protocol. The survey estimated the presence of 73 snow leopards in the state. Similar surveys are also being carried out in J&K, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

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