NCCF congratulates the forest personnel as the Nation celebrates the International Tigers Day

On the International Tigers Day, 29th July 2020, NCCF congratulates the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, National Tiger Conservation Authority , Wildlife Institute of India, State Forest Departments and the forestry personnel for effectively protecting the tigers and managing their habitats successfully.

As per All India Tiger Estimation Report, 2018, released by Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, tiger population has doubled in last 12 years, the number now being  2967  ,which is 70 % of the world’s Tiger population. As per the Guinness Book of World Records, this is the the largest camera-trap wildlife survey ever conducted for status of tigers in India overseen by National Tiger Conservation Authority and the Wildlife Institute of India.

Tigers are a part of our planets’ natural heritage. They have great cultural and historical significance and crucial for the ecosystems they live in. By conserving the tigers, we have effectively conserved their habitats and many other species in the same area.

Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), a network of professionals, experts and forest sector stakeholders, is actively engaged in diverse conservation activities including development of voluntary certification standards for various constituents of our natural resources as its core working area, apart from working for policy advocacy, training and capacity building and multi-stakeholder engagement. NCCF is a member of IUCN and has got Observer Status of UNCCD.  We are purely driven by the national interests and our activities and objectives fully complement the vision and mandate of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

NCCF’s India specific, yet internationally benchmarked voluntary certification standards evolved through extensive multi-stakeholder consultations are user friendly and could be used for enhancing sustainability of forests, agroforestry and biodiversity. NCCF has offered its professional assistance to the MoEF&CC and State Forest Departments in  development and implementation of voluntary sustainability standards.