Tigers Present In High Altitudes In Four States, Says NTCA In Report.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has confirmed the presence of tigers in high-altitude areas of Sikkim, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh in a study submitted to the environment ministry.
Camera trapping has shown tiger presence in Kedarnath at about 3,600 metres above sea level. In Sikkim also their presence has been confirmed at about 3,300 metres above sea level.
Next to Bhutan and Nepal also India confirms tigers on high altitudes, according to a study by the Global Tiger Forum.
“This provides the action strategy for a high altitude tiger master plan, with gainful portfolio for local communities and ensuring centrality of tiger conservation in development, trough an effective coordination mechanism, involving stakeholders and line departments operating within the landscape,” the statement of the Global Tiger Forum added.
If the action plan is just a difficult as this sentence, it will probably be a disaster in execution.