Arunachal Pradesh signs MoU with NTCA

  • 22 Feb 2024

Arunachal Pradesh recently signed MoU with National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to establish its first Special Tiger Protection Force.

  • The force will comprise 336 personnel deployed across three tiger reserves.
  • NTCA will provide funding support for raising and deploying the force.
  • Lack of dedicated protection force and infrastructure posed challenges to tiger conservation.
  • Tiger census data revealed a significant decline in tiger population, prompting urgent action.
  • The STPF aims to prevent poaching and safeguard wildlife assets of the state.
  • The initiative is expected to strengthen wildlife conservation efforts and protect tiger habitats.