- The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is a statutory body constituted under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
- The authority consists of the Minister in charge of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (as Chairperson), the Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment and Forests (as Vice-Chairperson), three members of Parliament, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests and other members.
- The authority derives its power from WLPA, 1972 and functions under the guidance of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and members.
- Established in 2006, it has been at the forefront of tiger conservation work in India.
- Its work domain extends from on the ground protection initiatives to science based monitoring of tigers and their habitat using latest technological tools, independent assessment of tiger reserves, financial and technical support to tiger reserves, creating inviolate space for wildlife while ensuring community development to international co-operation are the few thrust areas of NTCA.
Why in News?
- The National Tiger Conservation Authority is organising an art exhibition titled, “Silent Conversation: From Margins to the Centre” in New Delhi.
- The art exhibition will showcase the unique relationship between tribal communities and other forest dwellers residing around India’s tiger reserves and their deep-rooted connection with the forest and wildlife, all conveyed through their artwork.