Lucknow: The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in the state of Uttar Pradesh has been decorated with a prestigious International Certification by Bhupendra Yadav, Hon’ble Minister, Environment, Forest and Information provided by the Ministry of Climate Change, Government of India. This decoration is given only to Tiger Reserves / Protected Areas that meet the highest standards of management being done for tiger conservation or protection of the target species at the world level.
This certification, accepted globally to measure conservation efforts, makes it clear that the concerned protected area is being managed in a better way. In this process of certification formally started in the year 2013, management is evaluated on many criteria nationally and internationally by external agencies and experts, in which the evidence is also tested. Certification is granted only after being completely satisfied.
This achievement of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve has been possible for its constant efforts for tiger conservation, biodiversity conservation, tiger conservation as well as contribution to economic, social, cultural and spiritual upliftment of the beneficiaries, inter-departmental and international coordination, improved natural habitat, effective Enforcement and anti-poaching efforts, transparency of management system, efficient and responsible approach, efforts being made to prevent human-wildlife negative interface incidents, proper coordination with local communities to ensure their participation, availability of strong infrastructural framework, Availability of better tourism infrastructure, work being done for nature interpretation, effective patrolling using sophisticated M-Stripes app, crime monitoring and control, availability of trained staff for wildlife management etc.
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve has been a pioneer in the country in conducting effective patrolling in forest areas using the sophisticated M-Stripes App developed by National Tiger Conservation Authority, Government of India and Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. Apart from this, a lot of emphasis is also being given on scientific management of the reserve. The state is constantly striving and determined to conserve its national animal tiger and its natural habitat.