India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority will soon come out with guidelines or standard operating procedures (SOP) for the relocation of tigers that can used by other Tiger Range Countries, environment ministry officials said on Friday.
Hours after environment minister Yadav spoke at the 4th Asia Ministerial Conference on tiger conservation organized by Malaysia. Coordinated by the Global Tiger Forum.
Yadav said in his address that India achieved a remarkable feat by the country’s doubling the tiger population from 2006 to 2018, fours years ahead of its goal.
Ministry officials said success with the tiger relocation could replicate elsewhere.
The Conservation Assured |Tiger Standards (CA|TS) accreditation has already awarded to 14 tiger reserves in India. (Manas, Kaziranga, Orang, Satpura, Pench, Kanha, Panna, Valmiki, Dudhwa, Parambikulam, Mudumalai, Bandipur, Anamalai, and Sundarbans). CA|TS is a set of criteria that allows tiger sites to check if their management will lead to successful tiger conservation as per international standards. Other than India, only one tiger reserve each in Russia and Nepal, and two in Bhutan have the CAITS status.
The 12 TRCs other than India are Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bhutan, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, China, Malaysia, Russia, Nepal, and Myanmar.
India has the highest number of tigers in the wild. 2,967 tigers, or seven out of every 10 in the world, according to the All India Tiger Estimation Results released in 2019. The number reflects a 33% increase over 2014 when there were 2,226 tigers in the country.
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