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IUCN has given no-objection to translocation of Cheetahs from Namibia, NTCA tells SC

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The National Tiger Authority Friday informed the that the International Union for of Nature (IUCN) has given no objection for translocation of cheetahs in from in

NTCA told a bench comprising Justices and that IUCN, which provides inputs to governments and institutions on biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development, has said it would co-operate with in translocation of Cheetahs from

However, the bench was apprised by an appearing in the matter that as per report of an expert body, ground condition in was not conducive for cheetahs.

NTCA referred to the apex court's 2013 decision rendered in a wildlife case and said it does not prevent the authorities from taking steps in conformity with the law to relocated cheetahs from to suitable sites in India.

"Why there is such a tearing hurry? It is not that you have to bring cheetahs today itself," the bench told NTCA's

The court said the matter would be taken up for hearing in third week of January and it would also consider a detailed note filed before it by A D N Rao, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the matter.

NTCA had earlier told the court that they have complied with IUCN's requirements for re-location of cheetahs here.

The court had asked the authority whether they have taken the consent of IUCN in this regard.

"You want to re-introduce cheetahs from There is a process. IUCN is involved in the process. You are saying that you have complied with the process laid down by IUCN. Has IUCN said that you have complied with it and they have no objection?." the bench had asked the NTCA.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 18:45 IST