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Tamil Nadu undertakes project to conserve Nilgiri tahr

The Tamil Nadu state Govt issued orders to conserve the Nilgiri tahr through a project that is touted as the first in the country. Govt will implement a Rs 25.14-crore project during a 5-year period from 2022-2027. Under schedule-I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of India 1972, the tahr [Locally known as Varaiaadu] has been an endangered species and protected.

  • The Nilgiri tahr project aims to restore its original habitat and try to re-introduce the species in areas where they originally lived.

Nilgiri Tahr Day

  • Nilgiri Tahr Day will be observed on October 7, aimed at marking the birth anniversary of E R C Davidar who pioneered the first study on the animal in 1975 to enhance awareness of the need for conserving the animal.

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