A two-day roundtable discussion towards conservation planning in Malaysia’s first tiger reserve was organized on 3-4 June 2023 at Kuantan, chaired by HRH Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah, Crown Prince of Pahang, Malaysia.
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A 2-day visioning workshop by a high-level committee of the Government of India on “Urban Planning” was organised on 27 and 28 February 2023 at Nainital, Uttarakhand.
A National Green Business Platform meeting was organized on 24 February 2023 with business groups to strengthen the conservation of globally significant wild cat landscapes of India under the chairmanship of Shri Bivash Ranjan, ADG(WL), MoEFF, Govt. of India
Under the ongoing GOI-UNDP-WWF-GTF project on small wild cats, a one-day consultation with business groups towards the conservation of small wild cats was organized under the chairmanship of the CEO and ED, GTI council at Ahmedabad on 28 December 2022.
The said consultation was organized to explore possible areas of collaboration, and contributions from business groups operating in a wildlife landscape for institutionalizing a green business platform, apart from working out other financial strategies.
Award winning conservationists from 22 countries with a cumulative experience of 45 decades, working across 5 continents and oceans, have announced the creation of the new Partners Conservation Alliance with its mission to improve how biodiversity conservation is practiced worldwide.
Jim Corbett had called the Tiger ‘ a big hearted gentleman ‘. Its cosmic energy, its grace and power, its indomitable courage, and its compassion has inspired the world. It manifests in itself the spirit of creation. It is the protector of the forest, the kind deity of nature. It determines the balance that determines us. And it decides when the clouds shall bear rain.
The Book of I Ching said a thousand years ago: ‘Without the breath of the Tiger there would be no wind; there would be clouds but there would be no rain’
Whenever I see a tiger in the wild and watch it walking in a meditative repose, I can feel it’s divinity. The world around him rejoices in its presence and nature resounds with music. Every shadow, every bend in the dark forest holds its mystery and its presence. The presence of the Tiger signifies true wilderness, a wilderness we are losing fast. Our world is evolving away from nature and the earth is being consumed and diminished.
Forces of evil have their eyes on the Tiger. We have to save it from the perversities of consumption. Like voracious hyenas, the world is gnawing at its edges and destroying the earth. Nature warriors are fighting in the front lines. They have staked their lives in protecting the majesty of the Tiger and the wilderness they dwell. On the Global Tiger Day, we salute them for their courage and convey our gratitude and thanks to them and to their families.
We also bow our head to the beneficent spirit of the forest, the Tiger in the wild. May it give light and wisdom to us lesser beings.
Tiger habitats in high altitude require protection through sustainable land use, as they are a high-value ecosystem with several hydrological and ecological processes providing ecosystem services and adaptation to mitigate the ill effects of climate change. Since, several high-altitude habitats in South Asia have the spatial presence of tiger, active in-situ efforts are called for ensuring their conservation.
The instant situation analysis study aims to provide the rationale for stepping up high-altitude conservation of the tiger, while identifying possible viable habitats, corridor linkages, anthropogenic pressures, and induced landscape level changes for evolving an in-situ conservation roadmap. The study, led by the GTF, with range country governments of Bhutan, India and Nepal, along with conservation partners (WWF and country specific collaborators), has been supported by the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) of the IUCN and KfW.
The Global Tiger Forum organised the 3rd Stocktaking Conference on 28 – 29 January, in collaboration with Global Tiger Initiative Council (GTIC), National Tiger Conservation Authority (Government of India), Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), and WWF. This is the latest collective step in the process that began at the 2010 St Petersburg Tiger Summit – where 13 tiger-range governments committed to Tx2 – an ambitious goal to double the global wild tiger population by 2022.
The report for the same is provided below: