New Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan : India gets it’s 52nd Tiger reserve as Ramgarh Vishdhari
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”.
- 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.
Important take aways of Rajasthan :-
- Capital : Jaipur
- Chief Minister : Ashok Gehlot
- Governor : Kalraj Mishra
- Number of districts : 33