Rajasthan set to get its fourth tiger reserve

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Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary has received a nod from the National Tiger Conservation Authority’s(NTCA) technical committee to become the Tiger reserve.

Note: Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary will become the 4th Tiger reserve of Rajasthan and the 52nd Tiger Reserve of India.

About Ramgarh Vishdhari wildlife sanctuary:
  • Ramgarh Vishdhari wildlife sanctuary is located in Bundi district of Rajasthan.It was notified as a wildlife sanctuary in 1982.
  • Area: The area comprising two forest blocks of Bhilwara and territorial forest blocks of Bundi and Indargarh has been identified as a Tiger Reserve.
  • Significance: Ramgarh sanctuary falls under the buffer zone of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (RTR).
  • Villages: The core area of the Ramgarh Vishdhari wildlife sanctuary has eight villages.
  • Flora: It consists of Dhok, Khair, Salar, Khirni trees with some Mango and Ber trees.
  • Fauna: It consists of birds and animals like Leopard, Sambhar, Wild boar, Chinkara, Sloth bear, Indian Wolf, Hyena, Jackal, Fox, deer and Crocodile.

Tiger Reserves in Rajasthan: Currently, Rajasthan has three tiger reserves namely:

  • Ranthambore Tiger Reserve(RTR) in Sawai Madhopur,
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve(STR) in Alwar and
  • Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve(MHTR) in Kota.

Source: TOI

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