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Pilibhit Tiger Reserve bags international award TX2 

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  • December 1, 2020
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Pilibhit Tiger Reserve bags international award TX2 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Tiger Reserves; Wildlife Conservation

In news

  • The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR – Uttar Pradesh) recently bagged international award TX2 for doubling the number of tigers in the past four years.
  • TX2 Award goes to one site that has achieved remarkable and measurable increase in its tiger population since 2010.

Important value addition

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR)

  • PTR is located in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The northern edge of the reserve lies along the Indo-Nepal border while the southern boundary is marked by the river Sharada and Khakra.
  • PTR is one of the finest examples of the exceedingly diverse and productive Terai ecosystems.
  • It is home to a habitat for over 127 animals, 326 bird species and 2,100 flowering plants.
  • Wild animals include tiger, swamp deer, Bengal florican, hog deer, leopard, etc.
  • It has high sal forests, plantation and grasslands with several water bodies.

TX2 Goal

  • The TX2 goal is a global commitment to double the world’s wild tigers by 2022.
  • The goal has been set by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) through the Global Tiger Initiative, Global Tiger Forum and other critical platforms.
  • Tiger Range Countries: India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • IUCN Red List Status of Tiger (Panthera Tigris): Endangered
  • It is listed under Appendix I of CITES.
  • It has been listed under ‘Schedule I’ of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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