14 tiger reserves in India get Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS) status
Fourteen tiger reserves in India, including one in the Sundarbans in West Bengal, have received the globally-accepted Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS).
CA|TS is a set of criteria which allows tiger sites to check if their management will lead to successful tiger conservation.
The 14 tiger reserves which have got the elite tag of CA|TS are Manas, Kaziranga and Orang in Assam, Satpura, Kanha and Panna in Madhya Pradesh, Pench in Maharashtra, Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar, Dudhwa in Uttar Pradesh, Sunderbans in West Bengal, Parambikulam in Kerala, Bandipur Tiger Reserve of Karnataka and Mudumalai and Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
CA|TS has been agreed on as an accreditation tool by the global coalition of Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) and developed by tiger and protected area experts. Officially launched in 2013, it sets minimum standards for effective management of target species and encourages assessment of these standards in relevant conservation areas.