Says situation calls for adopting & active management
New Delhi, Jan. 5 (Delhi Crown): Tiger continues to be an endangered specie and the situation calls for adopting as well as active management, said Union Minister for Environment and Forest Bhupender Yadav on Wednesday.
He added that for an effective management of tiger population it was imperative to have reliable estimate of tiger number at Tiger Reserve & Landscape Level.
Speaking at the 19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in New Delhi, Yadav referred to poaching the minister and said that airgun problem in north eastern states was an issue that states & UT had been advised by his Ministry for organising awareness program so that people could surrender their airguns.
He further said that India had 51 Tiger Reserves and efforts were being made to bring more areas under Tiger Reserve network. “The tiger reserves are not just for tigers because more than 35 rivers originate from these areas which are crucial for water security,” added Yadav.
The Minister also said that the Centre Government was keen on protection and conservation of seven major big cats, including Cheetah numbering 50, over a period of 5 years will be introduced in various parks.