Fourth Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation

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The 4th Asia Ministerial Conference on tiger conservation was organized jointly by the Government of Malaysia and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF).

  • India is one of the Founding members of the intergovernmental platform of Tiger Range Countries – Global Tiger Forum
  • The Asia Ministerial Conference on tiger conservation is an important event for reviewing progress towards the Global Tiger Recovery Programme and commitments to tiger conservation.
  • Shri Bhupender Yadav, Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, represented India at this conference.
  • India hosted the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference (3 AMC) in New Delhi from 12th to 14th April 2016.
  • India appreciated the efforts of the Government of Malaysia in creating a role model through its “Central Spine and landscape-level planning.”
  • The proposed New Delhi declaration is expected to be finalized in the Global Tiger Summit, 2022 to be held at Vladivostok, Russia.
  • India’s budgetary allocation for tiger conservation has increased from Rs 185 crore in 2014 to Rs 300 crore in 2022.
  • 14 Tiger Reserves in India have already been awarded international CA|TS accreditation
  • The government of India has extended Rs 2 lakh life cover to each frontline staff of tiger conservation under e-Sharm, an initiative of the Ministry of Labour and Employment  and Rs 5 lakh health cover under Ayushman Yojana.
  • Approximately 4.3 million man-days of employment are being generated by 51 Tiger Reserves in India.
  • Funds from Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) are being utilized for promoting voluntary village resettlement from core areas of the Tiger Reserves.
  • India is now replicating the model of doubling the tiger population with other animals such as lions, snow leopards and dolphins.

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