Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary was notified as a tiger reserve recently, after a nod by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
It is now India’s 52nd tiger reserve and Rajasthan’s fourth, after Ranthambore, Sariska and Mukundra.
Ramgarh Vishdhari, spread across Bundi, Bhilwara and Kota districts in Rajasthan, will be a major corridor connecting tigers of Ranthambore and Mukundra reserves.
The reserve will be spread in an area of 1,501.89 sq km.
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.
Ramgarh Vishadhri, located mostly in Bundi district and in part in Bhilwara and Kota districts, is also home to the Indian wolf, leopard, striped hyena, chinkara, antelope and foxes among other animals.
Project Tiger was launched by the Government of India in the year 1973 to save the endangered species of tiger in the country.
Starting from nine (9) reserves in 1973, the number is grown up to fifty two (52).