Indian Institute of Forest Management has been aggressively pursuing development of useful policy briefs for conservation of biodiversity since its establishment. Furthering this cause, a study titled “Economic Valuation of Tiger Reserves in India: A Value + Approach” initiated and supported by the National Tiger Conservation Authority, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change , Govt of India has been undertaken by IIFM.
This is a first-of-its-kind study not only in the country but across the world. The study is a commendable effort to provide an assessment of economic benefits from tiger reserves of the country and provides quantitative and qualitative estimates of those benefits which manifest the important but unaccounted national and global contribution of these tiger reserves. The lead authors of the report are: Madhu Verma, Dhaval Negandhi, Chandan Khanna, Advait Edgaonkar and Ashish David.