Rajasthan to develop Tiger Corridor connecting Three Tiger Reserves.

7 July 2021.


Rajasthan government has planned to develop a tiger corridor connecting Ranthambore tiger reserve, Ramgarh Vishdhari tiger reserve and Mukundra tiger reserve.

About new Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary

  • Centre government has given its nod for creation of Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary, recently.
  • This sanctuary will link Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Northeast side and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve on southern side.
  • Proposed site for the sanctuary is in Bundi District of Rajasthan.
  • It will connect Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur district and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota district.

Proposed Tiger Corridor

  • A tiger corridor will be developed by relocating eight villages.
  • It will be a functional corridor to deal with issue of overpopulation of tigers which Ranthambore tiger reserve is facing currently. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve has a population of above 65 tigers currently.
  • On the other hand, Mukundra reserve is left with just one Tiger.
  • Thus, this tiger corridor was proposed to balance the population distribution.

About Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • This reserve is located at the junction of Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges.
  • It comprises of Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Mansingh sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuaries.
  • Vegetation of the reserve includes grasslands on plateaus while dense forests along seasonal streams.
  • Typically, tropical dry deciduous forest is found here.
  • Common tree species is ‘dhak’ (Butea monsoperma), that is capable of withstanding long periods of drought.
  • This tree is also called as ‘Flame of forest’.
  • It is one of many flowering plants adding colours to dry summer in the reserve.
  • It is rich in wildlife with tigers at apex of food chain. It is also a home to leopards.

About Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve

  • This reserve was established in 2013.
  • It is located between two parallel mountains, Mukundra and Gagrola. It runs for a length of about 80 km.

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