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| Last Updated:: 21/07/2017

ZSI and IUCN collaborating for tiger conservation project in Nandhaur WLS












DEHRADUN: After collaborating on a project aimed at conservation of lions in Gir in Gujarat, the Zoological Society of London (ZSI) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in their 2nd joint project in the country, are supporting a tiger conservation project in the Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary (NWLS) in Kumaon. 




The project which has a total estimated funding of 6 million euros (Rs 45cr) will be undertaken with the assistance of the Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India and the Uttarakhand forest department and involve measures such as tiger protection, monitoring, habitat improvement and capacity building. 




As per last year's population estimation of tigers in NWLS, this area of 270 sq km was found to be having around 25 tigers. The tiger numbers have risen significantly after it was declared WLS in 2012. It is also part of the Terai Arc lanscpae, the world's densest tiger area which extends from Himachal Pardesh to Nepal.