The numbers of snow leopards and Himalayan blue sheep have reportedly gone up in the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area Project (KCAP) area. Both species are in the list of the endangered wildlife.
There are presently 24 leopards in the area and this number was just 18 in 2009, the Project claimed. Similarly, the number of Himalayan blue seep is said to be increased by 700 to reach 1,813.
The Project had launched a campaign for the conservation of snow leopard campaign in 2009, Project Chief Sujit Kumar Shrestha said.
The Project that was established in 2054 BS covering four villages- Yamphudin, Olangchunggola, Lelep and Tapethok- has been handed to local community.