List of Tiger Reserves in India

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TOPIC: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

  • “Project Tiger” was launched in 1973 with an aim to conserve the National Animal of India.
  • It is an ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to provide central assistance to the Tiger range states for in-situ tiger conservation in designated tiger reserves.
  • The project is administered by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), formed in 2005, which is a statutory body under the MoEF&CC and was formed under the enabling provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • It is also conducts the country level assessment of the status of tiger, co-predators, prey and habitat every four years.
  • There are 49 Tiger Reserves in India.
  • Andhra Pradesh
  1. Nagarjunsagar Srisailam (largest)
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  1. Namdapha
  2. Pakke
  • Assam
  1. Manas
  2. Nameri
  3. Kaziranga
  4. Orang
  • Bihar
  1. Valmiki
  • Chattisgarh
  1. Indravati
  2. Udanti-Sitanadi
  3. Achanakmar
  • Jharkhand
  1. Palamau
  • Karnataka
  1. Biligiri Ranganatha Temple
  2. Nagarahole
  3. Bhadra
  4. Bandipur
  5. Kali (earlier Dandeli-Anshi)
  • Kerala
  1. Periyar
  2. Parambikulam
  • Madhya Pradesh
  1. Kanha
  2. Pench
  3. Bandhavgarh
  4. Panna
  5. Satpura
  6. Sanjay-Dubri
  • Maharashtra
  1. Bor
  2. Nawegaon-Nagzira
  3. Sahyadri
  4. Tadoba-Andhari
  5. Melghat
  6. Pench
  • Mizoram
  1. Dampa
  • Odisha
  1. Satkosia
  2. Simlipal
  • Rajasthan
  1. Ranthambore
  2. Sariska
  3. Mukandra Hills
  • Tamil Nadu
  1. Sathyamangalam
  2. Mudumalai
  3. Anamalai
  4. Kalakad-Mundanthurai
  • Telangana
  1. Kawal
  2. Amrabad
  3. Nagarjunsagar Srisailam
  • Uttar Pradesh
  1. Dudhwa
  2. Pilibhit
  • Uttarakhand
  1. Rajaji
  2. Corbett
  • West Bengal
  1. Sunderbans
  2. Buxa
  • In addition, in-principle approval has been given to Ratapni (MP), Sunabeda (Odisha) and Guru Ghasidas (Chattisgarh)
  • The states have been asked to send proposals for declaring Suhelwa (Uttar Pradesh), Mhadei (Goa), Srivilliputhur Grizzled Giant Squirrel / Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuaries / Varushanadu Valley (Tamil Nadu), Dibang (Arunachal Pradesh) and Cauveri-MM Hills (Karnataka) as tiger reserves.

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