• Global Tiger Recovery Programme was endorsed by the Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) in the first “Tiger Summit” in St Petersburg, Russia in November 2010.
  • During the St. Petersburg declaration in 2010, tiger range countries had resolved to double tiger numbers across their range by 2022. 
  • It is a first of its kind where the countries will define priority actions to be taken to deal with the crisis of extinction facing the big cat.
  • 13 tiger range countries include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Viet Nam.
  • It is a global goal and not per individual country.
  • GTRP is built on the foundation of the countries’ respective priorities and the international community must respond urgently.
  • This is a shared responsibility of the founders of GTI, including the World Bank, and of the many other partners who have pledged their technical and financial support. 
  • In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and other agencies—including the Wildlife Institute of India, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the World Wildlife Fund—the World Bank is now offering a capacity-building programme for area leaders and managers of tiger range countries.

Note:

  1. Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the largest tiger reserve in India . The reserve spreads over five districts, Kurnool District, Prakasam District, Guntur District, Nalgonda District and Mahbubnagar district. The total area of the tiger reserve is 3,728 km2 (1,439 sq mi). The core area of this reserve is 1,200 km2 (460 sq mi). The reservoirs and temples of Srisailam are major attraction for many tourists and pilgrims. It is the largest tiger reserve forest in India.
  2. Corbett Tiger Reserve of Uttarakhand has recorded the highest tiger density amongst 50 tiger reserves in India.