Rajasthan all set to get fourth reserve for big cats.
Rajasthan is poised to get its fourth tiger reserve with the forest department deliberating on upgrading the Ramgarh Vishdhari wildlife sanctuary. A proposal has been drafted and is likely to be sent to the chief wildlife warden this week for approval.
The upgrade in the status is expected to strengthen the ongoing tiger conservation efforts in the state. In 2013, the Rajasthan government had upgraded Mukundra hills sanctuary as the third tiger reserve.
The total area of 1017 sqkm that has been identified as the reserve area comprising two forest blocks of Bhilwara, territorial forest block of Bundi and Indargarh, which falls under buffer zone of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (RTR).
Good news: Indian stata Rajasthan will get a 4th tiger reserve!
This will be the Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary, including some other forests.
This is necessary because Rajasthan has a problem with tigers in Ranthambore. Due to the conservation success Ranthambore has too many tigers and they need to be relocated.
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