Declare Goa sanctuaries as ‘tiger reserve’: Activists

News: Activists from Goa have demanded that certain areas in wildlife sanctuaries of the state be notified as ‘tiger reserve’. Facts: Background: In 2017, Goa government had sent a proposal to Centre, according to which 500 Sq.km area of Mhadei, Netravali and Cotigao sanctuaries and some part of Mahaveer National Park was to be declared… Continue reading Declare Goa sanctuaries as ‘tiger reserve’: Activists

Tiger Reserves in Madhya Pradesh

News: Madhya Pradesh might soon its seventh tiger reserve — the Ratapani Tiger Reserve. The proposed reserve will be carved out of the Ratapani wildlife sanctuary which is spread over Raisen and Sehore districts. Facts: About Tiger Reserves: Tiger Reserves are protected area that aim at conserving the habitat to ensure a viable population of… Continue reading Tiger Reserves in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh’s Pench sanctuary, Kerala’s Periyar sanctuary rated top tiger reserves

The 4th National Tiger Estimation (Tiger census) has designated Madhya Pradesh’s Pench sanctuary and Kerala’s Periyar sanctuary as best managed Tiger Reserves in India. The Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram and Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand emerged as worst managed tiger reserves in the country. For the Census, the tiger bearing habitats were divided into… Continue reading Madhya Pradesh’s Pench sanctuary, Kerala’s Periyar sanctuary rated top tiger reserves

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is tiger kingdom of the State

A recent study has found that the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) holds the largest tiger population in Kerala. Of the total 176 tigers in Kerala, 75 were identified from WWS. Periyar and Parambikulam tiger reserves have recorded 25 tiger each. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1973. It was notified as an Elephant Reserve under… Continue reading Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is tiger kingdom of the State