The wildlife wing suggests that the cause of a surge in the population of endangered snow leopards is due to the prey-base available to them.
Snow leopards can be usually sighted near Komic, Hikkim, Kibbar, Pangi, Miar and Demul regions of Himachal Pradesh.
"The department is working in collaboration with the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore (NCF) and carrying out research and conservation activities in the Valley. Special efforts are being taken up to provide better habitat for snow leopards," S Kapta, Chief Conservator of Wildlife wing of Forest Department told ANI.
"Although the increase in the number of snow tiger has been witnessed in the recent times, the efforts are being made from last 15-20 years", added the official. (ANI)