India Biodiversity Award 2016 goes to Pakke Tiger Reserve

Pakke Tiger Reserve in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh has received the India Biodiversity Award 2016. The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve was awarded the prize under the category, “Conservation of Threatened Species”. The award was given away at a ceremony in Mumbai on May 22.

The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve in East Kameng district was awarded the prize under the category, “conservation of threatened species”.

A joint initiative of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, National Biodiversity Authority and United Nations Development programme, India Biodiversity Awards recognise the contribution of a range of stakeholders towards the conservation of biodiversity.

  1. Context: India Biodiversity Award 2016
  2. Winner: Pakke Tiger Reserve in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh
  3. For: The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve
  4. Category: Conservation of Threatened Species

While a memento and certificate of appreciation was received from Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment & Forest and Climate Change and C H Vidyasagar Rao, the Governor of Maharashtra.

About India Biodiversity Award

  1. The first India Biodiversity Awards were jointly announced by the Ministry and UNDP India in 2012 at the high level segment of the Eleventh meeting of Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to recognise and honour outstanding models of biodiversity governance at the grassroots level.
  2. Following its success, the second India Biodiversity Awards were announced in May, 2014, at the International Day for Biological Diversity. Over 300 good cases of biodiversity governance have been gathered from these two rounds.
  3. The winners were selected by an eminent jury based on the effectiveness of the cases in terms of biodiversity outcomes, livelihood improvement, stakeholder participation, impact on biodiversity policy and programmes, and institutional design.

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