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Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav announced on May 16, 2022, that the Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan’s Bundi district has been declared the country’s 52nd tiger reserve. It will help in biodiversity conservation as well as tourist and economic growth in the area. On July 5 2021, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) gave its in-principle approval to turn Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary and its surrounding regions into tiger reserves.

Between Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the northeast and Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve in the south lies the newly designated Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve, which has a tiger habitat. 

ramgarh vishdhari tiger reserve

On May 20, 1982, the Rajasthan government designated it a sanctuary under Section 5 of the Rajasthan Wildlife and Bird Protection Act, 1951.

The Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve is home to wild creatures such as the Indian wolf, leopard, striped hyena, sloth bear, golden jackal, chinkara, nilgai, and fox. According to the 2019 study “Status of Tigers in India,” there are 2,967 tigers in 20 states in India.

This new tiger reserve’s floristic richness makes it a significant place for study and teaching. Important historic places like Bhimlat and Ramgarh Palace, according to Yadav, will promote ecotourism and offer jobs for locals. Furthermore, the reserve will aid in the control of overpopulation and the effects of overcrowding in Ranthambore; the reserve now shelters 80 tigers across 1,334 square kilometres.

Tiger Conservation in India

A healthy Tiger population demonstrates the ecosystem’s resilience and self-sufficiency, which are major Project Tiger objectives under the National Tiger Conservation Authority. The Indian government has taken a breakthrough step in the conservation of its national animal by launching Project Tiger. It was first released in 1973.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority is in charge of Project Tiger (NTCA). It is a Ministry-created statutory organisation with overarching monitoring and coordinating responsibilities, as defined by the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972.

Objectives

  • To maintain a healthy tiger population for economic, scientific, aesthetic, social, and environmental reasons.
  • Reduce the factors that contribute to tiger habitat loss and tone them down with an appropriate approach.
  • Location eco-development to reduce local and indigenous people’s reliance on tiger reserves
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Frequently Asked Questions

When was Project Tiger launched?

In the year 1973, Project Tiger was launched.

What is the full form of NCTA?

The full form of NCTA is National Tiger Conservation Authority.

Who is India’s Union Environment Minister?

Bhupender Yadav is India’s Union Environment Minister.

How many tigers are there in the state of India?

There are 2,967 tigers in 20 states of India.

How many tigers are there in Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve?

In Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve, there are 80 tigers.

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