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New Tiger Reserve In Uttar Pradesh

New Tiger Reserve In Uttar Pradesh:

Uttar Pradesh (UP) 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.
  • A Ranipur Tiger Conservation Foundation will also be established for the protection and conservation of tigers in the region.
  • RWS founded in 1977, has no resident tiger.
  • However, it is an important corridor for the movement of tigers, according to the Status of tigers, co-predators and prey in India report by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
  • The Ranipur Tiger Reserve will be the fourth in UP.
  • It will also be the first in the Bundelkhand region of the state.
  • There is dry deciduous forest of Bamboo, Palash, Khair, Mahua, Dhau, Saal, Tendu, etc.
  • Blackduck, Chinkara, Sambar, Cheetal, Bear, Leopard, Wolf, Wild dog, Blue bull, etc.
  • Other Tiger Reserves in UP:
    • Dudhwa National Park
    • Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
    • Amangarh Tiger Reserve