Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav on Monday said that The Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary in Rajasthan has been notified as India’s 52nd tiger reserve.
This is the state’s fourth tiger reserve after Ranthambore, Sariska and Mukundra.
“Pleased to note Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve has been notified today. The 52nd Reserve of India will conserve biodiversity and bring ecotourism and development to the area. Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modiji, we are committed to preserving our wildlife,” tweeted Mr Yadav on the microblogging site.
Pleased to note Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve has been notified today. The 52nd Reserve of India will conserve biodiversity and bring in ecotourism and development to the area.— Bhupender Yadav (@byadavbjp) May 16, 2022
Under the leadership of PM Shri @narendramodi ji, we are committed to preserving our wildlife. pic.twitter.com/8dPCzZEWaF
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has given in-principle approval to make Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary and adjoining areas a tiger reserve on July 5 last year.
“The newly notified tiger reserve includes the tiger habitat between Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the northeast and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve on the southern side and facilitates dispersal of tigers from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve,” was continued in the tweet.
Historic and cultural sites like Bhimlat, and Ramgarh palace would encourage eco-tourism and provide employment opportunities to local communities and also the rich flora and fauna diversity makes the new tiger reserve suitable for research and education.
Wild animals like Indian wolf, leopard, striped hyena, sloth bear, golden jackal, chinkara, nilgai and fox can be seen in the Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve.