Assam Current affairs For APSC : In todays daily Assam Current affairs season we will discuss about a topic “4 Assam tiger reserves get CATS accreditation”.
• All four tiger reserves of Assam have received accreditation by the National Committee of Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CATS) for maintaining a high standard of conservation.
• The accreditation has been given to Kaziranga, Manas, Nameri and Orang tiger reserves.
• Based on NTCA parameters, the NTCA has given a score of 81.25 per cent to Kaziranga, 78.49 per cent to Manas, 71.21 per cent to Nameri and 74.01 per cent to Orang tiger reserves.
• Besides the four tiger reserve of Assam, Kanha and Panna tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh and Sunderban in West Bengal also received the accreditation.
What is CATS ?
National Committee of Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CATS) is a assessment, Conducted by by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), a statutory body under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The NTCA has laid down a benchmark for managing conservation sites through a set of minimum standards based on 17 parameters ranging from social, cultural and biological significance to infrastructure, equipment and from management planning to human-wildlife conflict management