Sariska Tiger Reserve
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Why in the News
The Supreme Court's concern regarding the high number of visitors to Pandupol temple within the core area of Sariska Tiger Reserve, a panel constituted to find a solution.
About Sariska Tiger Reserve
It is situated in the Aravalli hills in the Alwar district of Rajasthan.
It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and a tiger reserve in 1978 under Project Tiger.
Recognized as the first tiger reserve in the world to have successfully translocated tigers.
Attractions and Features:
Ancient Temple: Pandupol Temple
Architecture: Bhangarh Fort, Ajabgarh, Pratapgarh.
Visible Lakes: Siliserh Lake, Jai-Samand Lake.
Topography and Vegetation:
Varied topography: grasslands, dry deciduous forests, rocks and rocky landscapes.
Dominant tree species: Dhok trees cover about 90% of the area.
Other plant species: Salar, Kadaya, Gol, Ber, Banyan, Gugal, Bamboo, Kair, Adusta, etc.
Iconic species: Tiger (successfully relocated), showcasing the reserve's conservation efforts.
Other Wildlife: Leopard, Sambar deer, Chital deer, Nilgai, Four horned antelope, Wild boar, Rhesus macaque, Langur, Hyena, Jungle cats.
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