Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding Cheetah Task Force, 28/03/2023
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Centre for Environment Law, WWF & Others Vs Union of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others dated 28/03/2023.
Senior Advocate Prashanto Chandra Sen stated that the task force appointed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) does not consist of certain members, who have an expertise in management of Cheetah.
The Supreme Court (SC) directed Additional Solicitor General to "place on record the details on an affidavit with regard to the qualification and experience of the members of the task force and also specify as to which of the members are possessing expertise in management of Cheetah".
The SC order, March 28, 2023 comes in the wake of news of Sasha, the ailing Namibian cheetah in Kuno National Park breathing her last due to renal failure.