The process for notification started in April 2020 when the Rajasthan government sent the proposal to develop the Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary for tigers.
In July 2021, in-principle approval was given by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to make Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary and nearby areas as tiger reserves.
Extent of Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary
The Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary covers 252 square kilometers of area and has been declared a sanctuary in 1982 under the Rajasthan Wildlife and Bird Protection Act, 1951.
Wild animals seen in this tiger reserve?
Wild animals like Indian wolf, leopard, sloth bear, golden jackal, fox, etc. can be seen.
Total tiger reserves in Rajasthan?
There are total four tiger reserves in Rajasthan with Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary being the fourth tiger reserve. The other three tiger reserves are Ranthambore Tiger Reserve- Sawai Madhopur district, Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve – Kota district, and Sariska Tiger Reserve – Alwar district.
Significance of declaring Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary as a tiger reserve?
- Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary plays a significant role in the movement of tigers as it will connect the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve with the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve, thus becoming an important tiger corridor.
- Acting as a buffer for the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, it shall facilitate the dispersal of tigers from it. Thus it prevents the problem of overcrowding in Ranthambore.
- Eco tourism shall get a boost owing to many sites within the tiger reserve like Bhimlat, and Ramgarh palace. This will also provide livelihood opportunities to locals.
A tiger corridor?
A stretch of land connecting tiger habitats, thereby allowing the movement of tigers and other wildlife is called tiger corridor.
Tiger corridors in India?
There are over 30 major tiger corridors and many smaller tiger corridors in India.
Significance of tiger corridors?
Because of corridors, tigers get more space, and Human-wildlife conflicts can be reduced.