Uttarakhand Tourism to organise first-ever snow leopard tours; details here


Uttarakhand Tourism is all set to organise winter-special snow leopard tours for the first time in February.

The snow-leopard tours are being organised in Harsil, a picturesque village on the banks of the Bhagirathi river, to promote wildlife conservation. Harsil is also dubbed the “mini Switzerland of India”.

The first batch of tourists will be chosen on first-come, first-serve basis. The tourism body took to Twitter to make the announcement. Take a look:

This winter let’s track a snow leopard!Uttarakhand to organise snow leopard tours in Harsil in February. The first batch of tourists will be selected on a first come, first-serve basis.Stay tuned! #snowleopard #uttarakhandtourism #uttarakhand #pahaditrip #uttarakhandheaven pic.twitter.com/ae04oyWCxS

— Uttarakhand Tourism (@UTDBofficial) January 10, 2021

The initiative is part of the SECURE Himalaya Project — Securing livelihoods, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of high range Himalayan ecosystems. Led by the Indian government and United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the project aims to “ensure conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in the high Himalayan ecosystem, while enhancing the lives and livelihoods of local communities,” according to in.undp.org.

For the snow leopard tours, GEF, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, UNDP India, and Uttarakhand Forest Department have also partnered with the state tourism board.

Sustainable tourism? for wildlife conservation?

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