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Complete List of Tiger Reserves in India

List of Tiger Reserves in India in PDF. Welcome to the   online learning section. General Awareness for Banking and others competitive exams like SSC, NABARD, RBI, IBPS, SBI, PGDBF, Railways and Insurance exams requires knowledge on many different subjects, one such subject is Tiger Reserves in India. Although the number of questions related to Tiger Reserves in India asked in the exams are relatively less but it is advisable that every aspirant should be aware of Important Tiger Reserves in India.

There are 50 tiger reserves in India which are governed by Project Tiger which is administrated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). India is home to 70 percent of tigers in the world. In 2006, there were 1,411 tigers which increased to 1,706 in 2011 and 2,226 in 2014. The total number of wild tigers has risen to 3,891 in 2016 according to World Wildlife Fund and Global Tiger Forum.

In order to gain an edge over other aspirants please go through the compiled list of Tiger Reserves  in India, Today we are providing you a Complete Tiger Reserves in India in PDF format. We hope, this post is very important for upcoming SBI, SSC, NABARD, RBI, IBPS, SBI, PGDBF, SSC and Insurance exams and other competitive exams in 2018-19.

List of Tiger Reserves in India

S No.

Name of Tiger Reserve Total area(In Sq.Kms.)

State

1

Nagarjunsagar Srisailam 3296.31*

Andhra Pradesh

2

Namdapha 2052.82

Arunachal Pradesh

3

Kamlang Tiger Reserve 783.00 Arunachal Pradesh

4

Pakke 1198.45

Arunachal Pradesh

5 Manas 3150.92

Assam

6

Nameri 344 Assam
7 Orang Tiger Reserve 492.46

Assam

8

Kaziranga 1173.58 Assam
9 Valmiki 899.38

Bihar

10

Udanti-Sitanadi 1842.54 Chattisgarh
11 Achanakmar 914.017

Chattisgarh

12

Indravati 2799.07 Chhattisgarh
13 Palamau 1129.93

Jharkhand

14

Bandipur 1456.3 Karnataka
15 Bhadra 1064.29

Karnataka

16

Dandeli-Anshi 1097.514 Karnataka
17 Nagarahole 1205.76

Karnataka

18

Biligiri Ranganatha Temple 574.82 Karnataka
19 Periyar 925

Kerala

20

Parambikulam 643.662 Kerala
21 Kanha 2051.791

Madhya Pradesh

22

Pench 1179.63225 Madhya Pradesh
23 Bandhavgarh 1598.1

Madhya Pradesh

24

Panna 1578.55 Madhya Pradesh
25 Satpura 2133.30797

Madhya Pradesh

26

Sanjay-Dubri 1674.502 Madhya Pradesh
27 Melghat 2768.52

Maharashtra

28

Tadoba-Andhari 1727.5911 Maharashtra
29 Pench 741.22

Maharashtra

30

Sahyadri 1165.57 Maharashtra
31 Nawegaon-Nagzira 653.674

Maharashtra

32

Bor 138.12 Maharashtra
33 Dampa 988

Mizoram

34

Similipal 2750 Odisha
35 Satkosia 963.87

Odisha

36

Ranthambore 1411.291 Rajasthan
37 Sariska 1213.342

Rajasthan

38

Mukandra Hills 759.99 Rajasthan
39 Kalakad-Mundanthurai 1601.542

Tamil Nadu

40

Anamalai 1479.87 Tamil Nadu
41 Mudumalai 688.59

Tamil Nadu

42

Sathyamangalam 1408.4 Tamil Nadu
43 Kawal 2019.12

Telangana

44

Amrabad 2611.39 Telangana
45 Dudhwa 2201.7748

Uttar Pradesh

46

Pilibhit 730.2498 Uttar Pradesh
47 Amangarh (buffer of Corbett TR) 80.6

Uttar Pradesh

Corbett 1288.31 Uttarakhand

48

Rajaji TR 1075.17 Uttarakhand

49

Sunderbans 2584.89

West Bengal

50 Buxa 757.9038

West Bengal

Interesting Facts about Tigers and Tiger Reserves in India

  • Today, there are five subspecies of tiger: Bengal, South China, Indochinese, Sumatran and Siberian. Sadly, three subspecies of tiger have become extinct – Caspian, Bali and Javan.
  • Less than 100 years ago, tigers could be found throughout Asia. Sadly, hunting and habitat loss have put populations at risk, and today their range has been reduced to around 7% of its former size.
  • A group of tigers is known as an ‘ambush’ or ‘streak’.
  • Kamlang Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh is India’s 50th Tiger Reserve.
  • Tigers are the largest wild cats in the world. Adults can weigh up to 363kg.
  • The roar of a Bengal tiger can carry for over 2km at night.
  • Tigers are carnivores, eating only meat. They mainly feed on large mammals such as deer, wild pigs, antelope and buffalo.
  • Project Tiger is an ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change providing central assistance to the tiger States for tiger conservation in designated tiger reserves.
  • The NTCA / Project Tiger also conducts the country level assessment of the status of tiger, co-predators, prey and habitat once in four years, using the refined methodology, as approved by the Tiger Task Force.

National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change constituted under enabling provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as amended in 2006, for strengthening tiger conservation, as per powers and functions assigned to it under the said Act.  The National Tiger Conservation Authority is set up under the Chairmanship of the Minister for Environment and Forests. The Authority will have eight experts or professionals having qualifications and experience in wildlife conservation and welfare of people including tribals, apart from three Members of Parliament of whom two will be elected by the House of the People and one by the Council of States.  The Inspector General of Forests, in charge of project Tiger, will be ex-officio Member Secretary.

As per the recommendations of a special task-force of the Indian Board of Wildlife, Project Tiger was launched in 1973 with the following objectives:

  • Providing statutory authority to Project Tiger so that compliance of its directives become legal.
  • Fostering accountability of Center-State in management of Tiger Reserves, by providing a basis for MoU with States within our federal structure.
  • Providing for an oversight by Parliament.
  • Addressing livelihood interests of local people in areas surrounding Tiger Reserves
  • To ensure maintenance of the available population of tigers in India for scientific, economic, aesthetic, cultural and ecological value.
  • To preserve, for all times, the areas of such biological importance as a national heritage for the benefit, education and enjoyment of the people.

NTCA Important points –

  • Chairman of the National Tiger Conservation Authority is Minister for Environment & Forests.
  • The Inspector General of Forests, in charge of project Tiger, will be ex-officio Member Secretary.
  • It has eight experts or professionals having qualifications and experience in wildlife conservation and welfare of people including tribals, apart from three Members of Parliament (1 Rajya Sabha, 2 Lok Sabha).

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