The Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP)

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  • November 30, 2022
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Context: Recently Indian scientists receive international award on behalf of snow leopard conservation alliance.

About the Award:

  • The Spain-based BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation seek to recognise and support the work done by conservationist organisations, institutions and agencies in carrying forward environmental conservation policies and projects.

About The Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP):

  • The GSLEP is a first-of-its-kind intergovernmental alliance for the conservation of the snow leopard and its unique ecosystem.
  • GSLEP was created in 2013 when officials, politicians and conservationists arrived at a common conservation strategy enshrined in the Bishkek Declaration (2013) to cooperate in the conservation of this species and its habitat.
  • It is led by the environment ministers of 12 countries in Asia that form the home range of the snow leopard.
  • These are Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
  • The total range spans two million square kilometres.
  • The GSLEP Program’s secretariat is based in Bishkek, and is hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic.

MUST READ: Snow Leopard and its conservation status

Source: DownToEarth

Previous Year Question

Q.1) Consider the following animals

  1. Hedgehog
  2. Marmot
  3. Pangolin

To reduce the chance of being captured by predators, which of the above organisms rolls up/roll up and protects/protect its/their vulnerable parts? (2021)

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1 and 3


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