What is the Critical Tiger Habitat?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

A Critical Tiger Habitat is a wildlife habitat that is constructed in areas like National Parks and Sanctuaries and must be protected in perpetuity for the purpose of wildlife conservation. Conservation of tigers improves attempts to protect biodiversity. Jim Corbett National Park and Bandipur National Park have specific regions classified as crucial tiger habitats.

Critical Tiger Habitat in India

The Critical Tiger Habitats come under the purview of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. These habitats are created by keeping the interests of the Scheduled Tribes in consideration along with those people whose livelihoods depend on the forests.

  • Critical wildlife/tiger habitats (CWH) are defined by the Forest Rights Act of 2006 as areas of National Parks and Sanctuaries that must be protected for wildlife protection.
  • After an open consultation process by an Expert Committee, the Central Government’s Ministry of Environment and Forests makes the decision and notifies the public.

Facts about Tiger Conservation

The following are the key points for tiger conservation:

  • The tiger is a large species.
  • The Bengal Tiger, the last of the renowned tiger species, promotes ecotourism.
  • Tiger protection also helps forest conservation since tigers demand large, healthy forests.


What is the Critical Tiger Habitat?

Critical Tiger Habitats are wildlife habitats built in National Parks and Sanctuaries that must remain unchanged in order to save species. Important tiger habitats have been designated in Jim Corbett National Park and Bandipur National Park.

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