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Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary to be a tiger reserve

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  • February 24, 2020
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Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary to be a tiger reserve

Part of: GS Prelims –Environment  and GS-II- Conservation

In news:

  • Approval from the NTCA (National Tiger Conservation Authority) is expected to notify the Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary as a tiger reserve.

From Prelims Point of View:

Project Tiger:

  • Launched in 1973 with 9 tiger reserves
  • Currently, The Project Tiger coverage has increased to 50 tiger reserves are constituted on a core/buffer strategy.
  • Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change providing central assistance to the tiger States

National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) :

  • Statutory body by 2006 amendment of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • Launched in 2005ecommendations of the Tiger Task Force. 
  • Supervisory/coordination role, performing functions as provided in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
  • M-STrIPES (Monitoring System for Tigers – Intensive Protection and Ecological Status) is an app based monitoring system, launched across Indian tiger reserves by the NTCA in 2010.

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