Royal Manas National Park wins award for doubling the tiger population

The Royal Manas National Park received the Tiger Conservation Excellence Award on November 23. The Manas Tiger Reserve in India also received the same award. The award marks the 10-year anniversary of all 13 tiger range countries who committed to double the wild tiger population by 2022 through the strategy TX2.

The tiger population in the Royal Manas National Park increased from 12 in 2008 to 26 in 2018 and from nine in 2010 to 25 in 2018 in the Manas Tiger Reserve.

The awards which include a financial grant to assist ongoing conservation are presented by the Conservation Assured Tiger Standards, IUCN’s Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme, Global Tiger Forum-UNDP, The Lion’s Share and WWF’s Tigers Alive Initiative.

-ICTD

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