The Millennium Tiger Declaration


Aware of the serious crisis facing the tiger across Asia, more than 150 participants from all over the World gathered in New Delhi for the Millennium Tiger Conference organised by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, from 3rd to 5th March 1999. Bhutan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, India, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam represented the Tiger Range countries.

In-depth and intensive discussions on the plight of the tiger across its range led to a renewed commitment to restore, protect and increase tiger habitats, reduce the consumption of tiger derivatives and ensure that the Millennium Tiger Declaration creates the necessary climate to save the Tiger.

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The Millennium Inter-national Tiger Conference was organised by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, to commemorate the completion of 25 years of Project Tiger in India and to collaborate much more closely at the international level since many of the threats to tiger conservation originate outside our country. It was also envisaged to chalk out an agreed action plan for ensuring the continued survival of this magnificent species and the varied life forms associated with it.


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The tiger is one of the greatest indicators of the health of our ecological system and is symbolic of the natural treasure of planet earth. The natural heritage of this world and it s protection and conservation is not only a vital concern for us today but will determine the quality of life for future generations of people. Saving wild tigers, therefore, is of vital international concern now and for the future.

The millennium tiger conference pledges on this day to ensure the future survival of the wild tiger.


NEAC 1998-99

The last date for completion of activities under the National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) 1998-99 has been extended upto 31st May, 1999 from the earlier date of 31st March, 1999.