Management Effectiveness Evaluation

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Management Effectiveness Evaluation

News: According to the 5th cycle of Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) carried out by the Centre the
MEE rating of Nagarjunasagar- Srisailam Tiger Reserve improves from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’.

 According to the Wildlife Institute of India, MEE is defined as the assessment of how well protected areas are being managed. Primarily, whether they are protecting their values and achieving the goals and objectives agreed upon.
 The ratings are assigned in four categories - Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
 The criteria or indicators of for assessing India’s Protected Areas has been adopted from IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas framework of MEE.
 The government has been using the MEE to assess tiger reserves across the country since its inception in 2006.
 Out of the 53 tiger reserves notified at present, only 51 tiger reserves covering a total area of 73,765 square kilometers have been assessed in this 5th cycle.
 The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala gets Top Rank in this cycle.

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