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IUCN’s Tiger Programme Launches Phase IV Call for Concept Notes

Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: IUCN


Context: The Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) has launched a Call for Concept Notes for Phase IV of the Tiger Programme, aiming to further protect big cats and their environments.

  • This phase will expand eligibility to include species beyond tigers.
  • Leopards and both mainland and Sunda clouded leopards are now eligible for funding. The call is open to countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Thailand, focusing on specific conservation areas.


The ITHCP’s success in increasing tiger populations by 40% since 2015 highlights the effectiveness of such initiatives. This phase signifies a vital step towards safeguarding diverse species, their habitats, and surrounding communities.


About ITHCP:

ITHCP, launched in 2014, is a strategic funding mechanism supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).