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PROPOSAL TO DECLARE SHIVALIK FOREST INTO A TIGER RESERVE

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    9th Jul, 2020

The Uttar Pradesh government is actively considering the proposal to declare the Shivalik forest in the Saharanpur circle into a tiger reserve to reduce the increasing man-animal conflict.

  • The Uttar Pradesh government is actively considering the proposal to declare the Shivalik forest in the Saharanpur circle into a tiger reserve to reduce the increasing man-animal conflict.
  • If accepted, it would be the fourth tiger reserve in Uttar Pradesh after Amangarh in Bijnor, Pilibhit and Dudhwa in Lakhimpur-Kheri.
  • The forest constitutes the northern tip of the State and the 33,220-hectare-long corridor, located at the foothills of the Shivalik range, connects four States — Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. 

What is Tiger Reserves?

  • A protected area statutorily designated for the conservation of the striped big cats is referred to as Tiger Reserve.
  • However, a tiger reserve may also be a national park or wildlife sanctuary.
  • Typical zonation: A Tiger Reserve consists of a
    • ‘Core’ or ‘Critical Tiger Habitat’, which is to be managed as an inviolate area
    • ‘Buffer’ or Peripheral area immediately abutting a Core area, which may be accorded a lesser degree of habitat protection
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