Earth Heroes Awards 2021 Won By Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation
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♦ The eight award winners were awarded by the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora by secretary-general Ivonne Higuero through a virtual ceremony.
♦ Parambikulam Tiger Reserve also includes the recent Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, which is spread across 391 square kilometres.
♦ It is a protected area in the Palakkad district of Kerala and was established in 1973.
♦ The sanctuary is in the Sungam range of hills in between Anaimalai Hills and Nelliyampathy Hills.
♦ Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a part of Parambikulam Tiger Reserve in 2010.
♦ Tiger reserve involves the Participatory Forest Management Scheme (PFMS).
Earth Guardian Award
♦ NatWest Group India gave aways these awards.
♦ They are part of an initiative that recognises the efforts of individuals and institutions working to subvert climate change by conserving & preserving biodiversity in India.