Global Tiger Forum and WWF expand geography of CA|TS
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.
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.
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.