Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary gets the status of fourth tiger reserve of Rajasthan

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Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav informed that Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary in Rajasthan has been notified as the 52nd Tiger Reserve of India.

  • This will be the fourth tiger reserve in Rajasthan after Ranthambore, Sariska and Mukundra.

  • The National Tiger Reserve Authority (NTCA) had on July 5 last year given in-principle approval to make Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary and its adjoining areas as tiger reserves.

  • The specialty of Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve is its ecosystem and tiger friendly environment.

  • With its declaration as a Tiger Reserve, along with the conservation of biodiversity, the population of the forest fauna living in the area will be protected, this will enable the region to write a new chapter of ecology, tourism and development at the local level.

  • This protected area is an ideal habitat for wild animals like wolf, leopard, striped hyena, bear, golden jackal, chinkara, nilgai and fox.

  • Apart from tiger conservation, this sanctuary is also famous for its ecosystem as well as flower species.

  • Total number of tigers in the country

  • According to the Status of Tiger in India report released in 2019, there are currently 2,967 tigers in 20 states across the country.

  • Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttarakhand have more than 50% of the total tiger population in the entire country, which number 1,492.

  • Madhya Pradesh has the largest number of tigers, whose number is 526.

  • There are about 4,200 tigers left in only 13 countries of the whole world, out of which 70% tigers are in India.

  • International Tiger Day is celebrated every year on 29 July.

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