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PILIBHIT TIGER RESERVE RECEIVES FIRST TX2 INTERNATIONAL AWARD

PILIBHIT TIGER RESERVE RECEIVES FIRST TX2 INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Context

The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve and the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department won the first international award TX2.

Details

  • The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve received the award for doubling its number of tigers in 4 years. Whereas, the target was set by the partners of the award in 2010 to double the numbers in 10 years.
  • The partners are the United Nations Development Programme, Global Tiger Forum, Conservation Tiger Standards and Lion’s Share.

The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

  • It is situated in the Pilibhit district and Shahjahanpur District of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Some rivers originate from the reserve namely Sharda, Chuka and Mala, Khannot.
  • The habitat is made up of tall grasslands, sal forests and swamp maintained by periodic flooding from rivers.

TX2 International Award

  • It is an annual award that recognizes sites that have doubled numbers of wild tigers since 2010.
  • It is presented in partnership with WWF, UNDP, Global Tiger Forum (GTF), The Lion’s Share, IUCN-Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) and Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS).

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