India’s 14 Tiger Reserves Have Received Accreditation of the CA|TS.

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India’s 14 Tiger Reserves Have Received Accreditation of the CA|TS.

India’s 14 Tiger Reserves Have Received Accreditation of the CA|TS.

On the occasion of World Tiger Day, 2021, the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has announced to grant Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS) accreditation to 14 out of 51 tiger reserves in India.

  • The theme of this year’s International Tiger Day is “Their Survival is in our hands”.
  • CA|TS is a world-class approved conservation tool. It sets minimum standards for the management of tigers and encourages the evaluation of these standards in relevant protected areas.
  • It was started in the year 2013. It has been implemented in 125 places across the world including 94 in India.

Status of tigers and measures taken for their conservation:

  • India had achieved the target of doubling the tiger population four years back as per the St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation in 2010.
  • Project Tiger has been launched to provide central assistance to the respective states for the conservation of tigers in designated tiger reserves in India.
  • The IUCN status of tigers in India is “Endangered”.
  • Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of tigers in the country. It is followed by Karnataka and Uttarakhand.

There are 14 CA|TS accredited reserves:

Manas, Kaziranga, and Orang in Assam; Satpura, Kanha and Panna in Madhya Pradesh; Pench in Maharashtra; Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar; Dudhwa in Uttar Pradesh; Sunderbans in West Bengal; Parambikulam in Kerala; Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka; and Mudumalai and Anamalai Tiger Reserves in Tamil Nadu.

Source – The Hindu

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