Prakash Javadekar – Union Minister:
70% of the global tiger population, 70% of Asiatic lions and more than 60% of leopards population in India is a testimony of India’s thriving biodiversity, as these big cats sit at the top of the food chain and their growing numbers shows the well being of the whole ecosystem.
Valuing and worshipping nature is an integral part of Indian ethos, as is the conservation of wildlife.
In India, we have been peacefully co-inhabiting with various species of birds & animals for centuries & will continue to do so as it forms an important part of our cultural ethos
From this year onwards we will be announcing and rewarding the 10 best National Parks, 5 coastal and Marine parks and the top five Zoos in the country.