Implementing the Global Tiger Recovery Program
President of the World Bank hosts tiger conservation community at World Bank
Several champions of the Global Tiger Initiative, ministers from tiger range countries, and international partners will speak on Tuesday, June 26 at the World Bank to assess progress on implementing the Global Tiger Recovery Program. The Recovery Program was endorsed 18 months ago in St. Petersburg, and the Global Tiger Initiative will release the first Implementation Report at this meeting: Global Tiger Initiative – Outcomes and Challenges.
President Robert B. Zoellick of the World Bank, who will conclude his term as President of the World Bank later this month, will deliver opening remarks and will be joined on stage by Ministers of Environment from Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Vietnam, Under Secretary of State of the United States, and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. CEOs of WWF and IFAW, representatives from other partner organizations, senior management of the World Bank, and supporters of the GTI will also attend.
In addition to releasing the implementation report, the World Bank and GTI are signing agreements with Clemson University and the Confederation of Indian Industry to expand the partnership in support of tiger conservation.
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