About Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve

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Overview:

The newly notified Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve (RVTR) witnessed the birth of cubs for the first time, a year after a tigress was relocated to the park.

About Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve

 

  • It lies in the south-eastern part of Rajasthan in Bundi district with representation of both Vindhyan and Aaravalli elements.
  • It is in continuation with the buffer area of Ranthambore tiger reserve in the North-eastern side and the Mukundara Hills tiger reserve in the southern side.
  • The Mez River (a tributary of Chambal River) passes through this tiger reserve.
  • The terrain is mostly rugged and hilly.
  • The area is confined to biogeographic classification 4A which is the 'Semi-arid' Zone of India.
  • The habitat is dominated by Dhok (Anogeissus pendula) trees.
  • Flora: It consists of Dry Deciduous Forest and trees like Khair, Ronj(Acacia Leucophloea), Amaltas(Cassia fistula), Gurjan (Lannea coromodelica) , Saler (Boswellia serrata), India ghost tree (Stercula urens), Tendu (Diospyrous melanoxylon) etc. are found here.
  • Fauna: It is home to Leopards, Sloth bears, Jungle cat, Golden jackal, Hyaena, Crested Porcupine, Indian Hedgehog, Rhesus macaque, hanuman langur etc. 

 


Q1) What are the characteristics of dry deciduous forests?

Unlike tropical rainforests, dry deciduous forests experience distinct wet and dry seasons. They are typically found in regions with a pronounced dry season and receive moderate to low amounts of rainfall. During the dry season, the vegetation in these forests undergoes significant changes, shedding leaves or becoming dormant.

Source: Ramgarh reserve celebrates its first litter