New Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan

New Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan : India gets it’s 52nd Tiger reserve as Ramgarh Vishdhari

New Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan
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Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary has been named as the fourth Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan and 52nd tiger reserve in India.
It was announced by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar : “The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has sanctioned Rajasthan’s fourth tiger sanctuary”.

Key highlights:

  • This new tiger reserve is located in Bundi district of Rajasthan.
  • The Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary is spread across 1,071 sq km of area.
  • It will connect Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the Northeast and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve on the Southern side.
  • NTCA’s technical committee has approved the proposal for converting Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary.
  • Over 300 square kilometres of area in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve will be left as critical habitat for animals and the remaining area will be a buffer zone.
  • As per the Census of tigers received in 2018, the three other Tiger Reserves in the state are home to 102 big cats.
The three other tiger reserve’s in Rajasthan are –
  • Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar
  • Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota.
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Important take aways of Rajasthan :-

  • Capital : Jaipur
  • Chief Minister : Ashok Gehlot
  • Governor : Kalraj Mishra
  • Number of districts : 33
New Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan
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Map of New Tiger Reserve
New Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan

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