February 28, 2024

WHY IN THE NEWS?

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
  • Dudhwa in UP
  • Sunderbans in West Bengal
  • Parambikulam in Kerala
  • Bandipur Tiger Reserve of Karnataka
  • Annamalai and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu.

Global Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS) accreditation     

CA|TS is a conservation tool that is accepted globally. This tool sets the best standards and practices to manage the tiger population of the world and encourages their assessments for benchmarking of progress. It is being implemented in around 125 sites in seven tiger range countries. India has the highest number of 94 sites, out of which assessment of 20 tiger reserves was completed this year. Currently, the country has 51 tiger reserves which are spread across 18 states.

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