Critical Tiger Habitat in India
- Jim Corbett National Park and Bandipur National Park have specific regions classified as crucial tiger habitats.
- The Forest Rights Act of 2006 defines critical wildlife/Tiger habitats (CWH) as those parts of National Parks and Sanctuaries that must be maintained as inviolate for wildlife conservation.
- The Ministry of Environment and Forests of the Central Government makes the decision and notifies the public after an open consultation process by an Expert Committee.
What is the critical tiger habitat?
Critical Tiger Habitats are wildlife habitats created in National Parks and Sanctuaries that must be unaltered for wildlife conservation. Particular areas in Jim Corbett National Park and Bandipur National Park have each been designated as essential tiger habitats.