With the approval by the Union government for creation of the Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary, the Rajasthan government is hoping to develop a tiger corridor connecting three tiger reserves.
- These three tiger reserves will pass through Sawai Madhopur, Kota and Bundi districts of the state.
- Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary which will link Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the Northeast & Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve on the southern side.
- Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary became the 4th tiger reserve of Rajasthan and 52nd in India.
- This newly proposed tiger reserve in Bundi district will connect the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur district with the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota district.
- With the new sanctuary coming up, a corridor including the three tiger reserves can be developed.
- The tiger corridor will connect Ranthambore, Ramgarh Vishdhari and Mukundra.
- It will be a functional corridor which will help in dealing with the issue of overpopulation of tigers which Ranthambore is facing currently.
Tiger corridors in India
The National Tiger Conservation Authority in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India has published a document titled “Connecting Tiger Populations for Long-term Conservation”, which has mapped out 32 major corridors across the country, management interventions for which are operationalised through a Tiger Conservation Plan, mandated under section 38V of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
The list of macro/landscape level tiger corridors are as under: