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Rajastthan to get its fourth tiger reserve

JAIPUR: Rajasthan is poised to get its fourth tiger reserve after Ramgarh Vishdhari wildlife sanctuary received a nod from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)'s technical committee.

The tigers were believed to have disappeared from the sanctuary in 1999. After the chief minister, Ashok Gehlot in his budget speech announced to upgrade the forest into a reserve, the process was expedited. The total area of 1,017 sq. km that has been identified as the reserve area comprising two forest blocks of Bhilwara, territorial forest block of Bundi and lndargarh, which falls under buffer zone of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (RTR).  The upgrade in the status is expected to strengthen the ongoing tiger conservation efficrts in the state. In 2O13, the Rajasthan government had upgraded Mukundra hills sanctuary as the third tiger reserve.  See link below to read more on this good news for Tigers.