The Maharashtra government has written to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actor Amitabh Bachchan requesting them to be brand ambassadors for its tiger conservation project, it was announced here on Monday.
Tiger, a magnificent creature, is one of the most important constituents of the ecosystem. However the big cats are facing the threat of extinction due to unabated hunting for greed of money, despite global conservation efforts.
India is willing to donate tiger cubs to the international community and play a key role in global efforts for the conservation of the endangered species, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday as the country reported a jump in its big cat population.
A new tiger tracking system will be launched soon, announced the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. This system will be launched by The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in collaboration with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau .