- May 9, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : Environment
Context: While the Maharashtra government has already begun work to protect its tiger corridor as recommended by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), the Goa government has been caught napping on the front.
- A wildlife corridor is a way of connecting fragmented habitats. The corridor allows movement between isolated patches of habitat without other disturbances, such as traffic or development.
- Wildlife corridors are also known as habitat corridors or green corridors.
- These green corridors are also designed to keep animals out of danger of highways, busy roads, and other areas where their traditional migratory patterns intersect with potential dangerous manmade places.
National Tiger Conservation Authority
- National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
- It was established in 2005 following the recommendations of the Tiger Task Force.
- It was constituted under enabling provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as amended in 2006, for strengthening tiger conservation, as per powers and functions assigned to it.