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All India Elephant And Tiger Population Estimation Exercise

All India Elephant And Tiger Population Estimation Exercise:

All India Elephant and Tiger population estimation exercise to be done in convergence for the first time in 2022.

  • Minister for Environment released the population estimation protocol to be adopted in the exercise to be taken up for the All India elephant and tiger population estimation in 2022.
  • The protocol was released on the occasion of World Elephant Day.
  • The programme also witnessed release of the fourth edition of the quarterly newsletter “Trumpet” of the Elephant Division of the Ministry.
  • Asian elephants are listed as “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List of threatened species.
  • Indian Elephant has also been listed in the Appendix I of the Convention of the Migratory species in the recently concluded Conference of Parties of CMS 13 at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat in February 2020.