Explained: Tiger Conservation Foundation (TCF)

In news: Thanks to concerted efforts by the Tiger Conservation Foundation (TCF), the number of tigers in the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) in Andhra Pradesh has gone up, reversing the steady decline in the number of the endangered species over a period.

The TCF has decided to hike the Environment Maintenance Charge (EMC) and use the funds for anti-poaching activities, which included development of an intelligence network and reforestation of the degraded patches in the Nallamala forests.’ Tiger conservation gets a boost in A.P.

 The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006

The State Government shall establish a Tiger Conservation Foundation for tiger reserves within the State in order to facilitate and support their management for conservation of tiger and biodiversity and, to take initiatives in eco-development by involvement of people in such development process.

 The Tiger Conservation Foundation shall, inter alia have the following objective:—

  • (a) to facilitate ecological, economic, social and cultural development in the tiger reserves;
  • (b) to promote eco-tourism with the involvement of local stakeholder communities and provide support to safeguard the natural environment in the tiger reserves;
  • (c) to facilitate the creation of, and or maintenance of, such assets as may be necessary for fulfilling the above said objectives;
  • (d) to solicit technical, financial, social, legal and other support required for the activities of the Foundation for achieving the above said objectives;
  • (e) to augment and mobilise financial resources including recycling of entry and such other fees received in a tiger reserve, to foster stake-holder development and eco-tourism;
  • (f) to support research, environmental education and training in the above related fields.

As of today (10-11-2019 ) there are 41  Tiger Conservation Foundation (TCF) in the country.

Sl. No.
Tiger Reserve/State
1.
Pakke Tiger Conservation Foundation, Arunachal Pradesh
2.
Namdapha Tiger Conservation Foundation, Arunachal Pradesh
3.
Dampa Tiger Conservation Foundation. Tuikhuahtlang, Mizoram
4.
Andhra Pradesh Tiger Conservation Foundation, Andhra Pradesh (for Nagarjunasagar Srisailam TR)
5.
Bandipur Tiger Conservation Foundation, Karnataka
6.
Bhadra Tiger Conservation Foundation, Karnataka
7.
Dandeli Anshi (Kali) Tiger Conservation Foundation, Karnataka
8.
Kalakakad Mundanthurai Tiger Conservation Foundation, Tamil Nadu
9.
Mudumalai Tiger Conservation Foundation, Tamil Nadu, Udhagamandlam.
10.
Anamalai Tiger Conservation Foundation, Tamil Nadu
11.
Madhya Pradesh (Kanha, Satpura, Pench, Panna, Bandhavgarh & Sanjay-Dubri)
12.
Buxa Tiger Conservation Foundation Trust, West Bengal
13.
Sundarban Tiger Conservation Foundation Trust, West Bengal
14.
Manas Tiger Conservation Foundation, Assam
15.
Kaziranga Tiger Conservation Foundation, Assam
16.
Nameri Tiger Conservation Foundation, Assam
17.
Achanakmar Tiger Conservation Foundation, Chhattisgarh
18.
Udanti-Sitanadi Tiger Conservation Foundation, Chhattisgarh
19.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Conservation Foundation, Maharashtra
20.
Indravati Tiger Conservation Foundation, Chhattisgarh
21.
Ranthambhore Tiger Conservation Foundation, Rajasthan
22.
Sariska Tiger Conservation Foundation, Alwar, Rajasthan
23.
Corbett Tiger Conservation Foundation, Uttarakhand
24.
Pench Tiger Conservation Foundation, Maharashtra
25.
Melghat Tiger Reserve Conservation Foundation, Maharashtra
26.
Similipal Tiger Conservation Foundation, Odisha
27.
Satkosia Tiger Reserve, Orissa
28.
Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka
29.
Periyar Foundation, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala
30.
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Kerala
31.
Valmiki Tiger Conservation Foundation, Bihar
32.
BRT Tiger Conservation Foundation, Karnataka
33.
Sahyadri Tiger Reserve Conservation Foundation, Kohlapur, Maharashtra
34.
Palamau Tiger Reserve Conservation Foundation, Jharkhand
35.
Bor Tiger Conservation Foundation, Maharashtra
36.
Nawegaon-Nagzira Tiger Conservation Foundation, Maharashtra
37.
Kawal Tiger Conservation Foundation, Telangana
38.
Amrabad Tiger Conservation Foundation, Telangana
39.
Sathyamangalam Tiger Conservation Foundation, Tamil Nadu
40.
Mukandra Hills Tiger Conservation Foundation, Rajasthan
41.
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Conservation Foundation, Uttar Pradesh

Pending TCF :-

1.     Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh
2.     Rajaji Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand
3.     Orang Tiger Reserve, Assam
4.     Kamlang Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh