Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve

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Overview:

The forest department is preparing to inaugurate a wildlife safari within the buffer zone of the recently established Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve (RVTR).

About Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve:

  • Location: It lies in the southeastern part of Rajasthan in Bindi district.
  • It is in continuation with the buffer area of Ranthambore tiger reserve on the North-eastern side and Mukundara Hills tiger reserve on the southern side.
  • It was notified as a tiger reserve on May 16, 2022.
  • River: Mez, a tributary of the Chambal River, passes through the tiger reserve.
  • Vegetation: Dry Deciduous Forest
  • Topography: It varies from gentle slopes to steep rocky cliffs, from the flat-of hills of Vindhyas to the conical hillocks and sharp ridges of the Aravallis.
  • Flora:
    • The habitat is dominated by Dhok (Anogeissus pendula) trees.
    • Other important flora includeS Khair (Acacia catechu), Ronj(Acacia Leucophloea), Amaltas(Cassia fistula), Gurjan (Lannea coromodelica) , Saler (Boswellia serrata) etc.
  • Fauna:
    • The area is dominated by Leopards and Sloth bears.
    • Other important fauna include Jungle cat, Golden jackal, Hyaena, Crested Porcupine, Indian Hedgehog, Rhesus macaque, hanuman langur etc.
    • It is also the natural habitat for the Indian Star tortoise.

 


Q1) What is a Tiger Reserve?

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.

Source: Tiger safari in Ramgarh reserve buffer zone soon