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Dholpur-Karauli Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan

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Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has accorded the final approval to Rajasthan’s fifth and India’s 54th Tiger Reserve in Dholpur-Karauli.

Tiger Reserves in Rajasthan

  • Ranthambore: It was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973 and became a national park on 1 November 1980.
    • The number of tigers in Ranthambore has increased from 63 to 80 in two years.
  • Sariska: The wildlife sanctuary was declared a national park in 1982. With a total area of about 273.8 km, the reserve is situated in the Alwar district. Tiger numbers have risen to 27 in the reserve.
  • Mukundra Hills: It is situated between two parallel mountains. It was established in 2004. Now, it is the home of four tigers which has recently shifted here from the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
  • Ramgarh Vishdhari: It lies in the southeastern part of Rajasthan in Bindi district with representation of both Vindhyan and Aaravalli elements.

Tiger Population in India

  • The number of tigers in India has increased from 2,967 in 2018 to 3,682 in 2022, an annual rise of 6 per cent. (Government Data).
  • States with Highest Tiger Population: Madhya Pradesh (785), Karnataka (563), Uttarakhand (560), and Maharashtra (444).
  • The number of tigers in Rajasthan has increased from 32 in 2006 to 88 in 2022.

What is the National Tiger Conservation Authority?

  • About:
    • The NTCA is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change constituted under enabling provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as amended in 2006, for strengthening tiger conservation.
  • Objectives:
    • Providing statutory authority to Project Tiger so that compliance of its directives becomes legal.
    • Fostering accountability of Center-State in management of Tiger Reserves, by providing a basis for MoU with States within our federal structure.
    • Addressing livelihood interests of local people in areas surrounding Tiger Reserves.

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Bharathi Pradeep
Bharathi Pradeephttps://www.getcooltricks.com/
Editor at GetCoolTricks.com. Bharathi covers topics on Competitive exams, How To guides, Current exams, Current Affairs, Study Materials, etc. Follow her on social media using the links below.

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