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IBCA Launch: Protecting Big Cats Worldwide



  Sep 05, 2023

International Big Cat Alliance (IBCA) Launch


Q1: When and where was the International Big Cat Alliance (IBCA) launched?

A1: The IBCA was launched on 9th April 2023 in Mysuru, Karnataka, during an event commemorating 50 years of Project Tiger.
 

Q2: What is the primary purpose of the IBCA?

A2: The IBCA was initiated to bolster conservation efforts for seven big cats – Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Cheetah, Jaguar, and Puma.
 

Q3: How many countries does the IBCA aim to collaborate with?

A3: The alliance aims to partner with 97 range countries that cover the natural habitats of these big cats.
 

Q4: How will the IBCA contribute to big cat conservation?

A4: IBCA aims to strengthen global cooperation, consolidate knowledge and best practices, support existing inter-governmental platforms, and directly aid recovery efforts in potential habitats.
 

Q5: How can conserving big cats benefit our environment and communities?

A5: Conserving big cats and their habitats ensures climate change adaptation, secures water and food sources, and provides livelihood to forest communities.
 

Q6: What broader objectives are associated with the conservation of big cats?

A6: Big cats are seen as symbols for sustainable development and livelihood security. Through their conservation, countries can enhance environmental resilience, combat climate change, and ensure natural ecosystems remain central to economic and development strategies.
 

Q7. What are the next steps for the IBCA after its launch?

A7: There's a need to work on modalities to propel the IBCA initiative forward, ensuring continued support and participation from all involved countries.
 
It provides a succinct overview of the International Big Cat Alliance (IBCA) launch and its significance in global big cat conservation efforts.


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