Safe havens for wild tigers: a rapid assessment of management effectiveness against the Conservation Assured Tiger Standards

Only 13 percent of the tiger conservation areas meet the global standards of Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS) according to a rapid survey of current management methodologies in 112 sites located in 11 tiger range countries, including India. The survey is the first and largest rapid assessment of site-based tiger conservation across Asia and has been driven by 11 conservation organisations and tiger range governments that are part of the CA|TS coalition. The Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS), was developed in response to the need for stringent conservation procedures for protection of the big cat through a partnership between governments and conservation organisations to assess levels of effective management, encourage best standards of management, and to support the TX2 goal to double the number of tigers in the wild, adopted at the St Petersburg ‘Tiger Summit’ in 2010.