Fourth Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan
♦ 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.