International Big Cats Alliance(IBCA): PM launches global bloc to save 7 big cat species

Source: The post is based on the articlePM launches global bloc to save 7 big cat speciespublished in TOI on 10th April 2023

What is the News?

The Prime Minister has launched the International Big Cats Alliance.

What is the International Big Cats Alliance(IBCA)?

IBCA will focus on the protection and conservation of seven major big cats of the world such as tiger, lion, leopard, snow leopard, puma, jaguar and cheetah in collaboration with countries harbouring these species.

Members: Membership to the alliance will be open to 97 “range” countries, which contain the natural habitat of these big cats, as well as other interested nations, international organizations, etc.

Working: The IBCA will engage in advocacy, partnership, knowledge e-portal, capacity building, eco-tourism, partnerships between expert groups and finance tapping.

– The alliance will also disseminate information on benchmarked practices, capacity building, resources repository, research and development and awareness creation among its members.

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