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:
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.
- 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.
- The event also saw the release of a special edition of National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA) quarterly newsletter ‘STRIPES’, commemorating Global Tiger Day (29th July)
News Source: PIB