Nagarahole Tiger Reserve

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The recent bird survey conducted at Nagarahole Tiger Reserve has resulted in the recording of 290 bird species, including a few migratory ones.

 About Nagarahole Tiger Reserve:

  • Nagarahole is an important Tiger Reserve in Karnataka and is a major hub of conservation under Project Tiger and Project Elephant.
  • Nagarahole Tiger Reserve previously known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park was named after the river Nagarahole.
  • This tiger reserve forms a critical connecting habitat for tigers and elephants to other areas of the Western Ghats through the Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary and to the Eastern Ghats through the Bandipur Tiger reserve.
  • Flora: It consists mainly of moist deciduous forests with predominating trees of teak and rosewood.
  • Fauna: Tiger, Leopard Asiatic, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Asiatic Elephant, Gaur, Sambar Chital Muntjac, Four Horned Antelope etc 


Q1) What is Project Elephant?

It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with the objectives to protect elephants, their habitat & corridors, address issues of man-animal conflict and welfare of captive elephants. 

Source: Survey records 290 bird species in Nagarahole