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CONSERVATION EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR 2020

CONSERVATION EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR 2020

Context

The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR - Uttar Pradesh) received international award TX2 for doubling the number of tigers in the past four years.

Details

  • Transboundary Manas Conservation Area or TraMCA (India-Bhutan border) has received the Conservation Excellence Award for 2020.
  • TX2 or Tigers Times Two stands for a goal which was to double the population of wild tigers by 2020.
  • The Transboundary Manas Conservation Area also known as TraMCA was recognised for achieving the goal of tiger conservation by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
  • The WWF had set the TX2 goal along with The Global Tiger Initiative, Global Tiger Forum and other critical platforms. The TX2 award included a financial grant in order to assist the ongoing conservation.
  • The conservation centres in India and Bhutan worked towards the TX2 conservation goal. The TraMCA comprises of 500-sq km of Manas National Park in Assam and 1057-sq km of Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan.

Conservation Excellence Award 2020

The award given was based on the achievement of two or more of five themes. The themes were as follows:

  • Monitoring and research of Tiger and Prey population
  • Effective site management
  • Enhanced enforcement of law
  • Protection and ranger welfare improvement
  • Community-based conservation
  • Habitation and prey management
  • Human and wildlife conflict mitigation

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