2016 India Biodiversity Award Won by Pakke Tiger Reserve [ Current Affairs ]


The ‘India Biodiversity Award 2016’ has been won by Pakke Tiger Reserve in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The tiger reserve was nominated for the conservation of threatened species category for its Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme.

Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme:

  • The Hornbill Nest Adoption is a cooperative collaboration of Ghora-Aabhe Society, Nature Conservation Foundation and the State Forest Department.
  • Urban citizens contribute money under it to defend hornbill cases around Pakke Tiger Reserve.
  • The programme has been a most important step near conservation of four hornbill species that are created in the attached areas of the reserve.
  • Hong Niitii and Lower Subansiri also awarded under category IV Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC) award.

About India Biodiversity Award

  • The awards identify the contribution of stakeholders to the conservation of biodiversity.
  • It is honored in four categories like:
  1. Conservation of Threatened Species
  2. Sustainable use of biological resources
  3. Successful models for access
  4. benefit sharing and Biodiversity Management Committees
  • The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and United Nations Development programme (UNDP) jointly manage it.
  • The winner receives a cash prize of 1 lakh rupees while the runners up receive 50, 000 rupees in each category.

- Published on: May 30, 2016