Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve bags TX2 award

Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve bags TX2 awardSathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) in Erode district and Bardia National Park (Nepal) have received the prestigious TX2 award for doubling their tiger populations since 2010.

  • Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve is located in Erode district of Tamil Nadu and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2013.
  • It has increased the population of tigers to 80 from only 25 tigers in 2011.
  • Bardia National Park (Located in Nepal) has also increased by almost five-fold from less than 20 tigers in 2009 to 87 in 2018.

What is the TX2 award

  • The TX2 award is presented for having played one of the most important roles to turn a relatively new tiger reserve into one of the source populations of tigers in India.
  • The award is presented by the Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS), Fauna and Flora International (FFI), Global Tiger Forum (GTF), IUCN’s Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP), Panthera, UNDP, The Lion’s Share, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and WWF.

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