NTCA forms new committee to oversee Cheetah project
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The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) set up an 11-member Cheetah Project Steering Committee.
An Overview of the News
- The committee works under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
- Rajesh Gopal, general secretary of the Global Tiger Forum, has been appointed as the chairman of the committee.
- The decision to form the committee was taken after the death of six cheetahs involved in the translocation project.
- The objective of the committee is to address the challenges and issues related to the Cheetah Translocation Project.
- The committee includes 10 other members with diverse backgrounds and expertise.
Cheetah Project Committee Members:
- Rajesh Gopal (Chairman): Experienced in wildlife conservation and management.
- RN Mehrotra: Former Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Rajasthan.
- PR Sinha: Former Director of Wildlife Institute of India (WII)
- HS Negi: Former Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF)
- PK Malik: Former faculty member of Wildlife Institute of India (WII)
- GS Rawat: Former Dean of Wildlife Institute of India (WII)
- Mittal Patel: Social worker based in Ahmedabad
- Qamar Qureshi: WII Scientist and Inspector General of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)
- Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Madhya Pradesh
- Chief Wildlife Warden
National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA):
- It was established in December 2005.
- The establishment of NTCA was based on the recommendation made by the Tiger Task Force.
- The primary objective of the NTCA is to reorganise the management of Project Tiger and India's many tiger reserves.
- NTCA plays a key role in formulating policies and guidelines for the conservation of tigers, their habitats and prey species.
- NTCA oversees the management and administration of various tiger reserves located across India.
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