Consultation with business groups for a national level green business platform to strengthen community based wildlife conservation
Under the ongoing GOI-UNDP-WWF-GTF project on small wild cats, a one day consultation with business groups towards conservation of small wild cats was organized at Ahmedabad on 28 December 2022.
The said consultation was organized to explore possible areas of collaboration, and contributions from business groups operating in a wildlife landscape for institutionalizing a green business platform, apart from working out other financial strategies.
Under the ongoing GOI-GEF project on small wild cats, a state level inception workshop was conducted by Global Tiger Forum in association with the Forest Department of Arunachal Pradesh, UNDP and WWF at Pakke tiger reserve, Seijosa, Arunachal Pradesh on 20 December 2022 to get the input from stakeholders at landscape level.
Under the ongoing GTF-NTCA project, “In-situ capacity building of frontline staff in Tiger Reserves” a workshop was organized in Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh from 17 to 18 December 2022 with a focus on day today monitoring of the biodiversity and refinement of basic on-field skills of the frontline staff.
A two day workshop to discuss the Global Tiger Recovery Program (GTRP 2.0) with Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) and National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) of South Asia was organized by The Global Tiger Forum (GTF) and the Global Tiger Initiative Council (GTIC) in association with the World Bank in hybrid mode on 29 and 30 November 2022 at Hotel Pride Plaza, New Delhi.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India, with State Governments of Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, UNDP, WWF and the Global Tiger Forum is implementing a Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project: “Strengthening conservation and resilience of globally significant wild cat landscapes through a focus on small cat and leopard conservation.”
To mark the beginning of the implementation of the project, a National level Inception Workshop was organized to officially launch the project and incorporate inputs of all stakeholders as we move towards project implementation. The said Inception workshop was held on 16 November 2022, in the Meeting Hall of Dudhwa National Park, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, India, which is one of the three project landscapes in the country.
This project will secure the conservation of globally significant wild cat landscapes in northern, north-eastern and western India through a landscape conservation approach for wild cats that brings together species conservation programs, connects stakeholders and empowers communities, and operates across PAs, tiger corridors and buffer zones.
Northern regional workshop on standardization of frontline staff training curriculum at Gurugram, Haryana
A two-day regional workshop for Northern zone under the ongoing collaborative project, “Protection and Enforcement Training Curriculum Standardization and Institutionalization” was organized by the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) in partnerships with WWF-India, TRAFFIC-India, and Forest Department of Haryana on 05 and 06 August 2021 in Gurugram, Haryana. The said workshop was hybrid in nature and attended by forest officials and Directors/in-charge/instructors of forest training schools from Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, Union territory of Ladakh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh,; officials and representatives from MoEFCC, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Wildlife Institute of India, (WII), Global Tiger Initiative Council (GTIC), IUCN, UNDP, Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), GTF, WWF-India; and TRAFFIC-India.
The said workshop was the concluding regional workshop to collect inputs/suggestions from different forest training institutes/schools/senior forest officials/other like-minded agencies of Northern India.