Recently, NTCA has given the nod to Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary of Rajasthan for the Tiger Reserve
Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary/tiger reserve(in Bundi)
- Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary is located 45 kilometres from Bundi on the Bundi-Nainwa road, Rajasthan.
- It will be the 4th Tiger reserve for the state and 52nd for the nation.
- Other tiger reserves of Rajasthan are Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (RTR) in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve (STR) in Alwar, and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR) in Kota.
- The sanctuary acts as a cushion for the Ranthambore National Park.
- The sanctuary is spread over an area of 252 Sq. Km
- The total area of 1,017 sq. km has been identified as the reserve area comprising two forest blocks of Bhilwara, territorial forest block of Bundi and Indargarh, which falls under the buffer zone of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (RTR).
- In 1982 the forest was declared as Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Flora:Khair, Salar, Khirni, Dhok, Mango and Ber trees.
- Fauna: Wild boar, Chinkara, Sloth bear, Leopard, Sambhar, Indian Wolf, Hyena, Jackal, Fox, deer and Crocodile.
Wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan
National Tiger Conservation Authority(NTCA)
The NTCA was created to strengthen tiger conservation in the nation. It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change constituted under enabling provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as amended in 2006. The objectives of NTCA are: Providing statutory authority to Project Tiger.
- Fostering accountability of Center-State in management of Tiger Reserves, by providing a basis for MoU with States within our federal structure.
- Providing for oversight by Parliament.
- Addressing livelihood interests of local people in areas surrounding Tiger Reserves.
Project Tiger 1973 is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme that provides the required support for the conservation of the tiger in the country. The project is preventing the endangered tigers from getting extinct.