List of Tiger Reserves in India

By Ashutosh Yadav|Updated : December 7th, 2020

Check the list of Tiger Reserves in India here. We have provided the state-wise list of tiger reserves of India and PDF in Hindi & English that you can download at the end of this article. Tiger is an apex predator at the top of the food chain and thus, its population is an indicator of the health and survival of an ecosystem. Tiger reserves are the areas specifically notified by the government to protect the tiger and a wide range of its prey in situ. They are governed by ‘Project Tiger’.

Tiger Reserves in India

Tiger Reserves

  • Tiger reserves are administered by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
  • Initially, only 9 tiger reserves were covered under the project.
  • But today, this number has increased to 50 (the list is given at the end of the article).
  • On the recommendation of NTCA, the state government has the power to notify a region as a tiger reserve.
  • There are 50 tiger reserves spreading across 17 states (tiger reserve states) of India which is home to nearly 70% of tiger population of the world.
  • From 1,411 tigers in 2006, this number has increased to 1,706 in 2010 and 2,226 in 2014.

Important Facts

  • Largest Tiger Reserve in India- Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana)
  • Smallest Tiger Reserve in India- Bor Tiger Reserve (Maharashtra)

STRUCTURE:

  • A tiger reserve is demarcated on the basis of ‘core-buffer strategy’ which includes:
    (i) Core zone
    (ii) Buffer zone

PROJECT TIGER

  • It was launched in the country in the year 1973 in Palamau Tiger Reserve.
    The first time project tiger was launched in 1973, at Jim Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand. (in some sources)
  • It was done with the help of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the basis of the recommendation of a special task-force of the Indian Board for Wildlife.

NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY (NTCA)

  • It is a statutory body constituted under the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006.
  • It was recommended by the Tiger Task Force.
  • It is responsible for all the measures and actions were taken under the project tiger for the conservation of the tiger.
  • Minister for Environment and Forests is its chairperson and Minister of State for Environment and Forests is the vice-chairperson.
  • The NTCA / Project Tiger also conducts the country-level assessment of the status of tigers, co-predators, prey, and habitat once every four years. It is done using the refined methodology, as approved by the Tiger Task Force.

PHASE IV Programme

  • Through the phase IV program, NTCA has announced a wide expansion of its tiger monitoring program.
  • The methodology was developed by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and NTCA. This would provide a yearly indication of tiger population around the country.

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONS

  • MoU with Nepal to prevent trans-boundary illegal trade in wildlife.
  • A protocol on the conservation of tigers with China.
  • A Global Tiger Forum of Tiger Range Countries has been created.
  • ‘New Delhi Resolution’ was passed in the third Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation.
  • Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh joined hands with India to conclude ‘tiger census-2018’ in the subcontinent.

RECENT UPDATES

  • For 2018 census counting, NTCA has developed an android app named ‘M-STrIPES’.
    Objective:
    (i) for the proper location data feeding and filling the record more accurately.
    (ii) to strengthen the patrolling and surveillance of tigers.
  • The primary focus of the tiger census 2018: to cover northeast India that was not included in the previous census.
  • For the first time, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh have come together to count the tigers especially in the region with mutual borders.
  • In the previous census, only Nepal and Bangladesh were engaged in the counting.

List of Tiger Reserves in India State-wise

Here is a complete list of Tiger Reserves in India as notified under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and amended in 2006.

Sr. No.

Name of Tiger Reserve (Year of creation)

State

1

Bandipur (1973-74)

Karnataka

2

Corbett (1973-74)

Uttarakhand

Amangarh (buffer of Corbett TR)

Uttar Pradesh

3

Kanha (1973-74)

Madhya Pradesh

4

Manas (1973-74)

Assam

5

Melghat (1973-74)

Maharashtra

6

Palamau (1973-74)

Jharkhand

7

Ranthambore (1973-74)

Rajasthan

8

Similipal (1973-74)

Odisha

9

Sunderbans (1973-74)

West Bengal

10

Periyar (1978-79)

Kerala

11

Sariska (1978-79)

Rajasthan

12

Buxa (1982-83)

West Bengal

13

Indravati (1982-83)

Chhattisgarh

14

Namdapha (1982-83)

Arunachal Pradesh

15

Dudhwa (1987-88)

Uttar Pradesh

16

Kalakad-Mundanthurai (1988-89)

Tamil Nadu

17

Valmiki (1989-90)

Bihar

18

Pench (1992-93)

Madhya Pradesh

19

Tadoba-Andhari (1993-94)

Maharashtra

20

Bandhavgarh (1993-94)

Madhya Pradesh

21

Panna (1994-95)

Madhya Pradesh

22

Dampa (1994-95)

Mizoram

23

Bhadra (1998-99)

Karnataka

24

Pench (1998-99)

Maharashtra

25

Pakke (1999-2000)

Arunachal Pradesh

26

Nameri (1999-2000)

Assam

27

Satpura (1999-2000)

Madhya Pradesh

28

Anamalai (2008-09)

Tamil Nadu

29

Udanti-Sitanadi (2008-09)

Chattisgarh

30

Satkosia (2008-09)

Odisha

31

Kaziranga (2008-09)

Assam

32

Achanakmar (2008-09)

Chattisgarh

33

Dandeli-Anshi (Kali) (2008-09)

Karnataka

 

34

Sanjay-Dubri (2008-09)

Madhya Pradesh

35

Mudumalai (2008-09)

Tamil Nadu

36

Nagarahole (2008-09)

Karnataka

37

Parambikulam (2008-09)

Kerala

38

Sahyadri (2009-10)

Maharashtra

39

Biligiri Ranganatha Temple (2010-11)

Karnataka

40

Kawal (2012-13)

Telangana

41

Sathyamangalam (2013-14)

Tamil Nadu

42

Mukandra Hills (2013-14)

Rajasthan

43

Nawegaon-Nagzira (2013-14)

Maharashtra

44

Nagarjunsagar Srisailam (1982-83)

Andhra Pradesh

45

Amrabad (2014)

Telangana

46

Pilibhit (2014)

Uttar Pradesh

47

Bor (2014)

Maharashtra

48

Rajaji (2015)

Uttarakhand

49

Orang (2016)

Assam

50

Kamlang (2016)

Arunachal Pradesh

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MukeshDec 7, 2020

शुभ प्रभात
Vijay Chauhan
Pench is in mp not mh,
How u r making notes @not authentic
Roshan Kumar
Why are you not updating the list ...students makes wrong answer ..why you r playing with the carrer of the students

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