New Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)  approved Chhattisgarh’s proposal to declare the combined areas of the Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary and the Guru Ghasidas National Park as a Tiger Reserve.

The new Reserve, located in the state’s north, borders Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. This will be Chhattisgarh’s fourth Tiger Reserve after the Udanti-Sitanadi, Achanakmar, and Indravati Reserves.

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The All India Tiger Estimation 2018 survey has entered the Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest camera trap wildlife survey.

India has 2,967 tigers, a third more than in 2014, according to results of a tiger census made public on July 29,2019.Madhya Pradesh saw the highest number of tigers at 526, closely followed by Karnataka (524) and Uttarakhand (442).

  • Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand has the highest number of 231 big cats in the country
  • Nagarhole and Bandipore reserves in Karnataka have 127 and 126 tigers.
  • Three are no tigers left in Mizoram’s Dampa, West Bengal’s Buxa and Jharkhand’s Palamau reserves

Traditionally eight sub-species of tigers have been recognized, out of which three are extinct. The Indian sub-species is Panthera tigris ; Bengal tiger.

The tiger is the largest member of the  (cat) family.Tigers are terminal consumers in the ecological food pyramid, and their conservation results in the conservation of all trophic levels in an ecosystem.

                Project Tiger is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Government of India which was launched on the 1st of April, 1973 for in-situ conservation of wild tigers in designated tiger reserves. Project Tiger is being implemented in these States in collaboration with the respective State Governments.  The challenges include: protection against poaching, fragmentation of habitat, securing inviolate space for tiger to facilitate its social dynamics, addressing tiger-human interface, restoration of corridors and eliciting public support of local people by providing ecologically sustainable options.

List of Tiger Reserves Core 

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No.

Name of Tiger Reserve State
1 Bandipur Karnataka
2 Corbett Uttarakhand
Amangarh (buffer of Corbett TR) Uttar Pradesh
3 Kanha Madhya Pradesh
4 Manas Assam
5 Melghat Maharashtra
6 Palamau Jharkhand
7 Ranthambore Rajasthan
8 Similipal Odisha
9 Sunderbans West Bengal
10 Periyar Kerala
11 Sariska Rajasthan
12 Buxa West Bengal
13 Indravati Chhattisgarh
14 Namdapha Arunachal Pradesh
15 Dudhwa Uttar Pradesh
16 Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tamil Nadu
17 Valmiki Bihar
18 Pench Madhya Pradesh
19 Tadoba-Andhari Maharashtra
20 Bandhavgarh Madhya Pradesh
21 Panna Madhya Pradesh
22 Dampa Mizoram
23 Bhadra Karnataka
24 Pench Maharashtra
25 Pakke Arunachal Pradesh
26 Nameri Assam
27 Satpura Madhya Pradesh
28 Anamalai Tamil Nadu
29 Udanti-Sitanadi Chattisgarh
30 Satkosia Odisha
31 Kaziranga Assam
32 Achanakmar Chattisgarh
33 Dandeli-Anshi Karnataka
34 Sanjay-Dubri Madhya Pradesh
35 Mudumalai Tamil Nadu
36 Nagarahole Karnataka
37 Parambikulam Kerala
38 Sahyadri Maharashtra
39 Biligiri Ranganatha Temple Karnataka
40 Kawal Telangana
41 Sathyamangalam Tamil Nadu
42 Mukandra Hills Rajasthan
43 Nawegaon-Nagzira Maharashtra
44 Nagarjunsagar Srisailam (part)* Andhra Pradesh
45 Amrabad Telangana
46 Pilibhit Uttar Pradesh
47 Bor Maharashtra
48 Rajaji Tige Reserve Uttarakhand
49 Orang Tiger Reserve Assam
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Kamlang Tiger Reserve

Srivilliputhur Megamalai

Arunachal Pradesh

Tamil Nadu

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