Tiger Corridor Connecting Three Tiger Reserves

08 July 2021 Current Affairs:Rajasthan government has deliberate to improve a tiger corridor connecting Ranthambore tiger reserve, Ramgarh Vishdhari tiger reserve and Mukundra tiger reserve.

♦ The Centre authorities gave their nod for the advent of the Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary.
♦ This sanctuary will link Ranthambore Tiger Reserve on the Northeast side and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve on the southern side.
♦ The proposed web page for the sanctuary is in the Bundi District, Rajasthan. It will connect Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota district and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur district.

Proposed Tiger Corridor:
♦ A tiger corridor will be developed by using relocating 8 villages. This will be a functional corridor to deal with the problem of overpopulation of tigers which the Ranthambore tiger reserve is dealing with currently. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve has above 65 tigers currently. On the other hand, the Mukundra reserve is left with simply one Tiger. Thus, this tiger hall was proposed to stabilize the population distribution.

About Ranthambore Tiger Reserve:
♦ This reserve is positioned at the junction of the Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges. It comprises Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Mansingh sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuaries. Vegetation of the reserve includes grasslands on plateaus while dense forests alongside seasonal streams. Typically, the tropical dry deciduous woodland is located here. Common tree species is ‘dhak’ (Butea monsoperma), which is successful in withstanding lengthy intervals of drought. This tree is called as ‘Flame of forest’. It is one of many flowering plant life including colorings to dry summertime in the reserve. It is wealthy in flora and fauna with tigers at the apex of the meals chain. It is also home to leopards.

About Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve:
♦ This reserve was once established in 2013. It is placed between two parallel mountains, Mukundra and Gagrola. It runs for a length of about 80 km.

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