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Global Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS)

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  • July 30, 2021
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Global Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Environment; Biodiversity; Ecosystem

In news: In a recently held event, the 14 Tiger Reserves in India received the accreditation of the Global Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS). 

  • The 14 accredited tiger reserves are:
    • Assan: Manas, Kaziranga and Orang
    • Madhya Pradesh: Satpura, Kanha and Panna 
    • Maharashtra: Pench
    • Bihar: Valmiki Tiger Reserve 
    • Uttar Pradesh: Dudhwa,
    • West Bengal: Sunderbans 
    • Kerala: Parambikulam 
    • Karnataka: Bandipur Tiger Reserve 
    • Tamil Nadu: Mudumalai and Anamalai Tiger Reserve.

About Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS) 

  • Officially launched in 2013, it sets minimum standards for effective management of target species and encourages assessment of these standards in relevant conservation areas. 
  • CA|TS is a set of criteria which allows tiger sites to check if their management will lead to successful tiger conservation.
  • CA|TS has been agreed upon as accreditation tool by the global coalition of Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) and has been developed by tiger and protected area experts. 

Additional Info

  • The Environment Minister also released the report ‘Status of Leopards, Co-predators and Megaherbivores-2018’ which showed that conservation of tigers leads to the conservation of entire ecosystem.
  • The overall leopard population in tiger range landscape of India in 2018 was estimated at 12,852. This is a significant increase from the 2014, figure that was 7,910 in forested habitats of 18 tiger bearing states of the country.
  • National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) felicitated some of the forest frontline workers as ‘BaghRakshaks’, to recognize their outstanding contribution towards the protection of tigers and forests during the pandemic. 

News Source: PIB

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