Rajasthan to develop Tiger Corridor connecting Three Tiger Reserves

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 have 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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