Fourth Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan

26 June 2021 Current Affairs:The Ramgarh Vishdhari wildlife sanctuary was approved by the National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA) technical committee to become Rajasthan’s fourth Tiger reserve.

Highlights: 
♦ The NTCA was established in 2005 in response to the Tiger Task Force’s recommendations.
♦ It is a statutory body of the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change with an overarching supervisory/coordination role, performing functions as specified in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Protection Status of Tiger:
♦ Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972: Schedule I
♦ IUCN Red List: Endangered.
♦ CITES: Appendix I.
Rajasthan’s other three tiger reserves are: 
♦ Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (RTR) in Sawai 
♦ Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve (STR) in Alwar, and 
♦ Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR) in Kota.
 

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