Rajasthan to develop corridor connecting 3 tiger reserves
After the Centre’s indication for creation of the Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary, the Rajasthan government is hoping to develop a tiger corridor connecting three tiger reserves connecting through districts including Sawai Madhopur, Kota and Bundi.
“Happy to sanction one more tiger Sanctuary in the list, Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary which will link Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the Northeast & Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve on the southern side. Increasing numbers of Tigers and other top predators certify our robust biodiversity,” Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar had tweeted on Monday.
Senior officials from the Rajasthan forest department said that in April this year, the regional government had sent the proposal to develop the Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary for tigers.
“Tigers have always frequented the area demarcated for the Ramgarh Vishdhari tiger sanctuary and even now, tigers regularly pass through this area from the direction of Ranthambore. It comes under the buffer area of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. This latest proposed tiger reserve in Bundi district will connect the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur district with the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota district,” Mohan Lal Meena, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Chief Wildlife Warden, Rajasthan, told The media on Tuesday.