PM to launch global alliance to end poaching, illegal trade of seven big cats; will also release latest tiger population figures | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday launch the Worldwide Large Cats Alliance (IBCA) and launch the newest figures of the nation’s tiger inhabitants at Karnataka State Open College, Mysuru.
The IBCA goals to concentrate on safety and conservation of seven main huge cats of the world — Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Puma, Jaguar and Cheetah — by curbing poaching and unlawful wildlife commerce.

The launch of the Alliance and launch of tiger numbers will occur on the primary day of the three-day Indian Conservation Convention (ICC), marking the celebration of fifty years of Venture Tiger which was launched by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on April 1, 1973.

The three day mega occasion in Mysuru will showcase India’s tiger conservation success globally to garner extra political and public help for tiger conservation. A commemorative coin of Rs 50 will even be launched by Modi on completion of fifty years of Venture Tiger.
Earlier than attending the commemorative perform in Mysuru, the Prime Minister will go to Bandipur Tiger Reserve and work together with frontline area employees and Self Assist Teams concerned in conservation actions. He will even go to the Theppakadu Elephant camp in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and work together with mahouts and kavadis of the elephant camp.

With a present inhabitants of two,967 (as per 2018 census), India harbours greater than 70% international wild tiger inhabitants. Tiger inhabitants within the nation is growing at an annual fee of 6%. India doubled its wild tiger inhabitants in a span of about 12 years between 2006-18.


The preliminary protection of the Venture Tiger included 9 tiger reserves unfold over 18,278 sq km which has expanded many folds and the nation at present has 53 tiger reserves overlaying greater than 75,000 sq km (roughly 2.4% of the nation’s geographical space) of tiger habitat. The tiger inhabitants elevated by 33% from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018.

So far as the Asiatic lion inhabitants is worried, the quantity reported a rise of practically 29% — from 523 in 2015 to 674 in 2020. The extensively distributed leopard inhabitants has, then again, seen a rise of over 62% (from 7,910 in 2014 to 12,852 in 2018).

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