On the occasion of International Tiger Day, Bhupendra Yadav (Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate change) stated that 14 Tiger reserves of India have received accreditation of the Global Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS). The 14 accredited tiger reserves are Manas, Kaziranga, and Orang in Assam; Satpura, Kanha, and Panna in Madhya Pradesh; Pench in Maharashtra; Valmiki tiger reserve in Bihar; Dudhwa in Uttar Pradesh; Sunderbans in West Bengal; Parambikulam in Kerala; Bandipur in Karnataka and Mudumalai & Anamalai in Tamil Nadu.
CA|TS is a set of criteria that sets best practices and standards to manage tigers and their conservation. It is a globally accepted conservation tool. CA|TS was launched in 2013. It was developed by tiger and protected area experts. It is an important part of T*2, the global goal to double the number of tigers by 2022. The long-term goal of CA|TS is to ensure safe heavens for Tigers.