Q. Which of the following was the first Tiger reserve in India?

[A] Palamau

[B] Panna

[C] Bandipur

[D] Periyar

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: There are a total of 54 tiger reserves in India, safeguarding a total area of 75,796.83 square kilometers.

  • This constitutes over 2.3% of the country’s total land, a significant increase from the original nine reserves covering 18,278 square kilometers in 1973.
  • The first tiger reserve was set up in 1973 as Palamau Tiger Reserve in Jharkhand.
  • Most recently declared tiger reserve is Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
  • These reserves are important for protecting the tigers that live in India.

Source: FORUMIAS

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