Tiger Conservation in India – IAS Synopsis
- Financial support provided via various Centrally Sponsored Schemes. Project Tiger and Integrated Wildlife Development Habitat.
The Government of India has taken a pioneering initiative for conserving its national animal, the tiger, by launching the “Project Tiger” in 1973. From 9 tiger reserves since its formative years, the Project Tiger coverage has increased to 52 at present, spread out in 18 of our tiger range states. This amounts to around 2.23% of the geographical area of our country.
Project Tiger is an ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change providing central assistance to the tiger States for tiger conservation in designated tiger reserves.
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