In news- Recently, the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change addressed the 4th Asia Ministerial Conference on tiger conservation (AMCTC).
- During the conference, the Indian minister said that India will facilitate Tiger Range Countries towards finalization of the New Delhi Declaration for the Global Tiger Summit to be held at Vladivostok, Russia later in 2022.
- He recalled that a “Pre-Tiger Summit” meeting was held at New Delhi in 2010, wherein the draft declaration on tiger conservation for Global Tiger Summit was finalized.
- He stated that India has achieved the remarkable feat of doubling the tiger population in 2018 itself, 4 years ahead of the targeted year 2022.
- 14 Tiger Reserves in India have already been awarded with international Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS) accreditation and efforts are on to bring in more Tiger Reserves under it.
- CA|TS has been agreed upon as an accreditation tool by the global coalition of Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) and has been developed by tiger and protected area experts.
About the AMCTC Conference-
- It is an important event for reviewing progress towards the Global Tiger Recovery Programme and commitments to tiger conservation.
- The fourth AMCTC was organized by the Government of Malaysia and Global Tiger Forum (GTF).
- The 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation was held in New Delhi 2016, India.
- India is one of the founding members of the intergovernmental platform of Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) – Global Tiger Forum.
- TRCs in GTF are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Cambodia, Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam.