National Tiger Conservation Authority Current Affairs, GK & News

National Tiger Conservation Authority

As per the recommendations of a special task-force of the Indian Board of Wildlife, Project Tiger was launched in 1973 with the following objectives: To ensure maintenance of the available population of tigers in India for scientific, economic, aesthetic, cultural and ecological value. To preserve, for all times, the areas of such biological importance as ..

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Durgavati Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Board recently approved the establishment of a new tiger reserve called Durgavati Tiger Reserve. Key facts The Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Board recently approved the creation of the Durgavati Tiger Reserve. It will host tigers of Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR), quarter of which is set to be submerged because of the linking of ..

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Cheetah Task Force

The Central Government has constituted a task force to monitor the cheetah introduction project in Kuno National Park and other designated areas. Key facts The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has set up a task force to supervise the cheetah introduction project in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh as well as ..

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FSI Report on Tiger Safari Project in Corbett Tiger Reserve

Thousands of trees were illegally cut down in the Corbett Tiger Reserve by the Uttarakhand government for the implementation of a safari project. Key facts A survey by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) revealed that 6,093 trees were illegally cut down in the Corbett Tiger Reserve for the Pakhro tiger safari project. Only 163 ..

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Uttar Pradesh’s fourth tiger reserve

The fourth tiger reserve has been notified by the Uttar Pradesh Government. Key facts The state cabinet has approved the notification of Uttar Pradesh’s fourth tiger reserve in the Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary (RWS) in Chitrakoot district under the Wild life (Protection) Act of 1972. While this wildlife sanctuary does not host tigers of its own, ..

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Indian Oil- NTCA MoU on ‘Project Cheetah’

Recently, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation to relocate cheetahs from Africa to India, under Project Cheetah. as a part of the MoU, the IOC will grant Rs 50.22 crore over four years period, for the project. Currently, the total cost of relocation project is ..

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Action Plan for Introduction of Cheetah in India

On January 5, 2022, the Union government launched an action plan for introducing Cheetah in India. Key Facts The ‘Action Plan for Introduction of Cheetah in India’ was released by environment ministry in the 19th meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority. Under the action plan, 50 cheetahs will be introduced in India, in the next ..

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