The Periyar Tiger Reserve added another feather to its cp when it was awarded the UN India Biodiversity
Governance Award instituted by the Government of India and the united nations development progranne for the ‘Best Managed Protected Area in the Country’.
During the conference of parties to the convention on biological diversity at Hyderabad. The award which consisted of a citation and Rs.50,000 was received by sri Sanjayan Kumar, Deputy Director of Periyar East Eco Development Committees in the presence of delegates from over a hundred countries.
The Periyar Tiger Reserve with the help of its unique and holistic management strategy which involves the participation of local communities in the conservation of wildlife has been recognized and appreciated world over for being a torch bearer for the protection and sustenance of wildlife and ecology.