News:Union Environment Minister has released a study on the Status of Tiger Habitats in high altitude ecosystems.
- The study was conducted by the Global Tiger Forum(GTF) in partnership with the Governments of Bhutan, India and Nepal and along with the World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF).
- The study has been supported by the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Program (ITHCP) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and KfW (German Development Bank).
- The study has revealed that even ecology at high altitude is compatible for the tiger growth.
- The study has called for developing a master plan for the Tigers at High altitude with gainful portfolio for local communities and ensuring centrality of tiger conservation in development.
- The study has also identified possible viable habitats, corridor linkages, anthropogenic pressures and induced landscape-level changes for evolving an in-situ conservation roadmap.
Global Tiger forum
- Global Tiger forum is the only intergovernmental platform of tiger range countries which has been consolidating Tiger Action Plans of the range countries.
- The forum was formed in 1993 on recommendations of an international symposium on Tiger Conservation.It is headquartered in New Delhi, India.
Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme(ITHCP)
- ITHCP was formed in 2014.It aims to save tigers in the wild, preserve tiger habitats, and support human populations living in tiger landscapes.
- This initiative was also formed to contribute to the Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP).GTRP is a global effort to double tiger numbers in the wild by 2022.
- The programme consists of a portfolio of 12 large-scale projects in key Tiger Conservation Landscapes across Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Myanmar.