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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 ..

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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Pilibhit Tiger Reserve receives first TX2 International Award for doubling its population

The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve and the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department bagged the first international award TX2. The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve was awarded for doubling its number of tigers in four years. The target set was to double the numbers in ten years. The target was set by the partners of the award in 2010. The ..

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India’s Tiger Census sets World Record: Largest Ever Camera Trap Survey in the world

On July 11, 2020, India set the world record of conducting largest ever camera trap survey in the world. Highlights The fourth edition of tiger census that was carried out in 2018-19 was the most comprehensive till date. The survey has hence been included in the Guinness Book of World Record. About the Census The ..

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NTCA confirms presence of tigers in high-altitude regions of Sikkim

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has recently confirmed the presence of tigers in high-altitude regions of Sikkim, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh in a study submitted to the Union Ministry of Environment. The Ministry will use a study on the status of tiger habitats in high altitude ecosystems to have a high altitude ..

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Tigers in India face lurking threat from Canine Distemper Virus

According to recent study published in Threatened Taxa, tigers face glooming threat from Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) transmitted from CDV-infected dogs living in and around wildlife sanctuaries. It has found that 86% of tested dogs around Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan carried CDV antibodies in their bloodstream. This finding points out that there is increased ..

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