The pioneering conservation initiative Project Tiger has helped India secure 70 percent of the world’s tigers, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 28. In a video message to the G20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Ministerial Meeting in Chennai, the Prime Minister said that Project Lion and Project Dolphin are in the pipeline.
Under PM Modi’s leadership, India launched the International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA) at Mysore University in Karnataka, on the ‘Commemoration of 50 years of Project Tiger’ in April this year.
The IBCA aims to conserve seven big cats on our planet. The alliance is based on India’s learnings from Project Tiger, said PM Modi. He also emphasised India’s climate commitments, underlining that the country is one of the top 5 countries in the world in terms of installed renewable energy capacity. He added that India has consistently been at the forefront of taking action on biodiversity conservation, protection and enrichment.
The Environment and Climate Sustainability Minister’s Meeting was held after the conclusion of the two-day-long 4th Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group (ECSWG) meeting. The ECSWG meeting witnessed the launch of the Resource Efficiency-Circular Economy Industry Coalition, which has been set up to unite nations, industries, and experts to propel the global circularity agenda forward.