Namdapha Tiger Reserve

Context

  • Recently conservation of the Royal Bengal Tiger in Namdapha Tiger Reserve took a hit because of staff crisis. Employees were inducted under the Project Tiger.

About Namdapha Tiger Reserve

a) It was declared in the year 1983 as the Tiger Project of the country. It is located in Arunachal Pradesh.

b) Namdapha is, in fact, the name of a river which originates from Daphabum hills.

c) Biogeographically, the reserve falls within the Eastern Himalayan biogeographic zone in the Indian Biogeographic Region which covers the Palearctic Realm and the Indo-Malayan Realm.

d) The reserve area falls within the geographical sub-tropical zone and enjoys the sub-tropical climate.

e) Flora and fauna of Namdapha protected areas is exceptionally rich, dense and diverse in species composition.

About Project Tiger

a) It was launched in 1973 to conserve its national animal, the ‘Tiger’.

b) The project aims to foster an exclusive tiger agenda in the core areas of tiger reserves, with an inclusive people-oriented agenda in the buffer.

c) Project Tiger is an ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Ministry of Environment providing central assistance to the tiger States for tiger conservation in designated tiger reserves.

d) The tiger reserves are constituted on a core/buffer strategy.

About NTCA

a) It is a statutory body of the Ministry of Environment as provided in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

b) It has been fulfilling its mandate within the ambit of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 for strengthening tiger conservation in the country.

c) It fosters accountability of Center-State in the management of Tiger Reserves, by providing a basis for MoU with States within our federal structure.

d) Minister of Environment, Forest is chairman of NTCA.

Source- The Hindu and NTCA