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Премия рунета 2017

Global Tiger Forum and WWF expand geography of CA|TS

25 october 2017
A training workshop on implementation of Conservation Assured Tiger Standards CA|TS took place in Indonesia. It will help to introduce the highest conservation standards in nature reserves that are of great value for conservation and recovery of tiger populations.

Delegates from National Committees and protected areas from 10 tiger range countries attended the workshop that took place on 13-16 October in Bogor, Indonesia. On behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Russia was represented by Sergei Aramilev, Amur Tiger Center, and Yury Darman, senior advisor of WWF Russia Amur branch.

CA|TS certification is aimed to introduce the standards of protected areas management specially elaborated taking into account tiger’s interests. Let’s recall that in 2015 Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve became the first in Russia and the second in the world protected area after Chitwan National Park in Nepal to receive CA | TS certificate. The third certified territory already approved in India. However, the list of candidates contains 45 reserves from 5 countries. In Russia, Land of the Leopard National Park is preparing for audit, as well as the Joint Directorate of Lazovsky Nature Reserve and Zov Tigra National Park in Primorsky Province, and Anyuisky National Park in Khabarovsky Province.


Secretary General of the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) Dr. Rajesh Gopal awards Yury Darman with the membership of the organization.
Yury Darman delivers the progress report
Participants of the meeting
Training workshop on implementation of Conservation Assured Tiger Standards CA|TS
Khalid Pasha
«Receiving the certificate confirms the significance of a protected area for tiger conservation and the quality of area management, and also increases chances to attract additional foreign investments. One of such big projects prepared with our participation was discussed at the meeting in Indonesia for Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve to help the recovery of tiger numbers after dramatic decrease in 2010-2012”, - comments Yury Darman, honourable ecologist of Russia, senior adviser of WWF-Russia Amur Branch.

As a result of the meeting the Supervisory Council out of National Committees was organized and headed by the representative from Butan. Sergei Aramilev will represent Russia. The Supervisory Councils has is task to correct standards if necessary, ensure integrated approaches and support certification in its countries.  

At the meeting Yury Darman was awarded with the title of Honorable Member of the Global Tiger Forum, that after his retirement from the position of the head of WWF Russia Amur branch, he could actively continue his work for conservation and recovery of tigers on the planet.

Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS) were elaborated by international nature conservation organizations – Global Tiger Forum (GTF), Tiger Alive Initiative of WWF (TAI), IUCN and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). It includes 17 standards that help to manage protected areas and assess the efficiency of this management.


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