NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
It was launched in 2005 following recommendation of tiger task force
In 2006, it got statutory status under the Wildlife Protection Act.
It is chaired by the minister of environment.
Members of the authority includes:
8 experts and 3 Members of Parliament.
Functions of NTCA:
APPROVE THE Tiger conservation plan prepared by state govt. and evaluate assess various aspects of sustainable ecology
Declaration of a Tiger reserve:
The procedure is mentioned in the Wildlife protection act:
State government can notify an area as a tiger reserve.
Tiger conservation plans sent by the state government need to be approved by NTCA
The central government via NTCA may advise the state govt. to forward a proposal for creation of tiger reserves.
Central government then puts a report in each house of parliament.