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PM inaugurates 'Commemoration of 50 Years of Project Tiger' Program

Published on April 10, 2023

Current Context: PM Shri Narendra Modi has inaugurated the program to mark the completion of 50 years for ‘Project Tiger’ at Mysore.

PM inaugurates 'Commemoration of 50 Years of Project Tiger' Program

  • In the same event PM also launched the International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA).
  • In this event PM has released the Amrit Kaal's Vision for Tiger Conservation', Summary Report of All India Tiger Estimation (5th Cycle) of Management Effectiveness Assessment of Tiger Reserves.
  • As per the data, tigers increased to 3167 in count.
Project Tiger:
  • This project was implemented in the year 1973 by then Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. In the year 1973, when this project was started only 9 tiger reserves were in the country.
St. Petersburg Declaration:
  • In the year 2010, a meeting of the International Tiger Conservation Forum held in St. Petersburg city of Russia which was attended by the heads of state of 13 tiger range countries of the world.
  • In this meeting it was agreed to implement the 'Global Tiger Recovery Program'. Under this program, the 13 TRC countries had set a target of doubling the number of tigers globally by the year 2022.
  • A total of 13 countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam are included in the 'Tiger Range Countries' (TRC).

Question:

Q.1 In which state did PM inaugurated the 'Commemoration of 50 Years of Project Tiger' program.
a. Kerala
b. Karnataka
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Rajasthan

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