Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar on Monday launched Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) of 146 nationwide parks and wildlife sanctuaries within the nation.
India has a community of 903 Protected Areas masking about 5 per cent of its whole geographic space of the nation. According to the survey, Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary and Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh have carried out one of the best among the many surveyed protected areas.
The Turtle Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh was the worst performer within the survey.
Speaking on the occasion, Javadekar mentioned, “70% of the global tiger population, 70% of Asiatic lions and more than 60% of leopard population in India is a certificate of India’s thriving biodiversity as these big cats sit at the top of food chain and their growing numbers shows the well-being of the whole ecosystem.”
He additionally introduced that this 12 months onwards, 10 greatest nationalparks, 5 coastal and marine parks and high 5 zoos within the nation can be ranked and awarded yearly.
Management Effectiveness Evaluation of Protected Areas has emerged as a key instrument that’s more and more being utilized by governments and worldwide our bodies to grasp strengths and weaknesses of the protected space administration methods.
India has systematically designated its Protected Areas in 4 authorized classes — National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Conservation Reserves and Community Reserves below the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Under this Act, India has 903 formally designated Protected Areas with a complete protection 1,65,012.6 sq. km. Among these are 101 National Parks, 553 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 86 Conservation Reserves and 163 Community Reserves. For the survey, 146 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries throughout 29 states and Union territories had been evaluated.