Tamil Nadu’s Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and Bardia National Park of Nepal jointly bags TX2 Award
- The Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in Erode district of Tamil Nadu and Bardia National Park in Nepal have jointly won the prestigious TX2 Award for 2022, for doubling their tiger populations since 2010.
- Sathyamangalam was designated a Tiger Reserve in 2013. The population of tigers increased from only 25 tigers in 2011 to an estimated 80 individuals currently.
- Similarly, the tiger population in Bardia National Park increased by almost five-fold from less than 20 tigers in 2009 to 87 in 2018.
About the TX2 award
- The TX2 awards recognise and celebrate sites that have demonstrated conservation excellence or made significant progress towards tiger recovery since 2010 and contributed towards the TX2 goal.
- The awards are 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.
- The TX2 stands for ‘Tigers times two.
- The TX2 goal was set by the 13 tiger range countries during the 2010 St Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation, Nepal.
- The goal aims to double the tiger population of member countries to 250 or more by 2022 from its base tiger population of around 125 in 2010.
Tiger range countries
- India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Points to Remember:
- Which Tiger Reserve have won the 2022 TX2 award?
- Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve is in which state?
- Where is Bardia National Park located?
- How many Tiger range countries are there. (Remember the name of the countries)
- TX2 Goal aims to double tiger populations by which year?