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Tiger Reserves in India

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India is a home of 2976 tigers which is around 70% of total tigers in the world. 50 tiger reserves in India and most of the tigers are in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. As part of the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) program, India had committed to doubling the population of tigers by 2022.

Project Tiger

Project Tiger is a movement initiated in India for the conservation of tigers from getting instinct. This project was started on April 01, 1973, under the leadership of Indira Gandhi. The First time it was launched was in Jim Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand. The main objective of this project was to save Royal Bengal tigers.

Project Tiger has been successful so far and also recognized as the Most Successful Project in the world for tiger conservation. The population of tigers has been increased by 30% in the last eight years. This remarkable growth of tigers hasn’t been easy. There is a total of 50 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries involved in this project. The latest park that has been included in this Project is Kamlang in the year 2016.

National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change constituted for the conservation of tigers in India. It was made under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. This authority was set up under the Chairmanship of the Minister for Environment and Forests.

  • Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam is the largest tiger reserve in terms of Area.
  • Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharastra is minimum in area.
  • As per website of NTCA, Sunderbans in West Bengal has the largest number of Tigers.
  • Manas (Assam) , Similipal (Orissa), Sunderbans (West Bengal) are Biosphere Tiger reserves.

List of Tiger Reserves in India

S.No.Tiger ReserveStateTotal Area (km2)
1BandipurKarnataka1456
2Jim CorbettUttarakhand1288
3KanhaMadhya Pradesh2052
4ManasAssam3151
5MelghatMaharashtra2769
6PalamauJharkhand1130
7RanthamboreRajasthan1411
8SimilipalOdisha2750
9SunderbansWest Bengal2585
10PeriyarKerala925
11SariskaRajasthan1213
12BuxaWest Bengal758
13IndravatiChhattisgarh2799
14NamdaphaArunachal Pradesh2053
15DudhwaUttar Pradesh2202
16Kalakkad-MundanthuraiTamil Nadu1602
17ValmikiBihar899
18PenchMadhya Pradesh1180
19TadobaMaharashtra1728
20BandhavgarhMadhya Pradesh1598
21PannaMadhya Pradesh1579
22DampaMizoram988
23BhadraKarnataka1064
24PakhuiArunachal Pradesh1198
26NameriAssam344
27SatpuraMadhya Pradesh2133
28AnamalaiTamil Nadu1480
29Udanti-SitanadiChhattisgarh1843
30SatkosiaOdisha964
31KazirangaAssam1174
32AchanakmarChhattisgarh914
33KaliKarnataka1098
34Sanjay-DubriMadhya Pradesh1675
35MudumalaiTamil Nadu689
36NagaraholeKarnataka1206
37ParambikulamKerala644
38SahyadriMaharashtra1166
39BiligirirangaKarnataka575
40KawalTelangana2019
41SathyamangalamTamil Nadu1408
42Mukandra HillsRajasthan760
43Nawegaon-NagziraMaharashtra1895
44Nagarjunsagar-SrisailamAndhra Pradesh3296
45AmrabadTelangana2611
46PilibhitUttar Pradesh730
47BorMaharashtra816
48RajajiUttarakhand1075
49OrangAssam492
50KamlangArunachal Pradesh783

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