Source: The post is based on the article “Uttar Pradesh plans its 4th tiger reserve in Bundelkhand” published in Indian Express on 1st October 2022.
What is the News?
Uttar Pradesh(UP) has approved the notification of the state’s fourth tiger reserve in the Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary(RWS) in Chitrakoot district.
This will be the 54th Tiger Reserve in India. Guru Ghasidas National Park of Chhattisgarh is the 53rd Tiger Reserve in India.
About Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary(RWS)
Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary(RWS) was founded in 1977. It has no tigers of its own. But pugmarks of the animals are frequently seen there as tigers from nearby Panna frequent it.
According to the Status of tigers, co-predators and prey in India report by the National Tiger Conservation Authority(NTCA), RWS is an important corridor for the movement of tigers.
Hence, Rani Tiger Reserve is being established there.
About Ranipur Tiger Reserve
Ranipur Tiger Reserve will be the fourth in UP after Dudhwa, Pilibhit and Amangarh (buffer of Corbett Tiger Reserve).
It will be the first in the state’s portion of the Bundelkhand region which it shares with neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.
The Tiger Reserve has tropical dry deciduous forests and is home to fauna such as tigers, leopards, sloth bears, spotted deer, sambhar, chinkara and a number of birds and reptiles.
A Ranipur Tiger Conservation Foundation will also be established for the protection and conservation of tigers in the region.