On Tuesday 23 Feb, The Environment Ministry held the meeting as a prelude to the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference (3 AMC) on Tiger Conservation, which was attended by the representatives of four Tiger Range countries (TRCs) – Bhutan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia.
Moreover, other senior ministry officials were also present at meeting, which was hosted Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Javedkar announced :
“Organizing the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference is a proud moment for India, where all TRCs can share their good practices and success stories, thereby contributing towards the cause of conservation of the magnificent species and the national animal of India i.e Tiger”
“There are only 13 countries that have the pride of having tigers in the wild and tiger-bearing areas in the world”
“This conference will bring the desired will and momentum for tiger conservation at global level and have long-term ramifications in the future”
The third Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation aims at promoting awareness about tiger conservation across Asia and the world and will be attended by the 13 participating countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In addition, the conference will also bind the participating nations in a long term collaboration, in order to preserve and maintain the tigers more efficiently.
Currently, India is home to around 70 percent of the global tiger population, and have a great tendency of playing a pivotal role in the collaborative movement.
As per reports, India’s tiger numbers has risen up to 2,226 from 1,912 in the last few years. While, Karnataka is reported to have the highest number of tigers state-wise.
Source : India Today