Tiger conservation

Project Tiger

Project Tiger was launched on April 1, 1973 to conserve tigers in their wild habitats by designating certain areas of nearby national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests as “Tiger Reserves” that can support minimum tiger populations long-term. Background An ..

14 Tiger Reserves in India have accreditation of Global Conservation Standards

India’s 14 Tiger Reserves have received the Global Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS) accreditation. The 14 tiger reserves are Orang, Manas and Kaziranga in Assam Kanha, Panna and Satpura in MP Pench in Maharashtra Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar ..


Srivilliputhur–Megamalai – 5th Tiger Reserve in TN

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has approved the creation of the fifth tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu. Highlights The tiger reserve will surround the Meghamalai and the Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuaries within it. The approval was given in ..


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 ..


GoI maps Tiger Corridors in the country

On December 2, 2019, the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change provided the details of tiger corridor mapping in Rajya Sabha. The corridors were mapped by the National Tiger Conservation Authority and Wildlife Institute of India. The institutes have ..


Report titled ‘Skin and Bones Unresolved: An Analysis of Tiger Seizures from 2000-2018’

The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network “TRAFFIC” has recently revealed a new report titled ‘Skin and Bones Unresolved: An Analysis of Tiger Seizures from 2000-2018’. As per new TRAFFIC analysis, India topped in the trafficking of tigers and tiger body parts ..