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Rajasthan could get its new year gift – Mukundra Tiger Reserve

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 05, 2012

04 December 2012

Mukundra Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan would come into existence as a new year gift for tiger lovers. An expert committee, appointed by the State Government to demarcate the area of the new tiger sanctuary, has submitted its report to the forest department. According to Chief Wildlife Warden of the State AC Chaube, a notification  to this effect would be issued within a month.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority has already given in-principle approval for this third tiger reserve in Rajasthan. The committee had identified about 700 square km of forests, adjacent to Ranthambore National Park (RNP), in the Kota region for this sanctuary. Of the total, about 417 square km would constitute as the core area of the reserve while the remaining would be its buffer zone.

Right now the total number of tigers in the RNP, which has total area of about 600 square km, is 53, which include 26 cubs. Owing to the less area available for their movement, tigers from this park used to stray in Mukundra forest. The Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district has currently seven big cats, which include two cubs.

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