Project Tiger in India

The success of Project Tiger

The Project Tiger is a specialized program scheme launched in India in order to protect and preserve the Royal Bengal Tigers. This program was started back on April 1, 1973, in Jim Corbett National Park under the leadership of Prime Minister of India. Tiger Project in India focuses on the well being and the protection of tigers, which in real helped in the increase of the tiger’s population in India.

Earlier, the Royal Bengal Tigers population was getting decreased at a huge rate, to stop in the decrease of the population of tigers, Project Tiger was started so that these Royal Bengal Tigers can be saved from extinction.

The cause of tigers getting decreased in number is due to loss of habitat, poaching, and human-animal conflicts, due to this the conservation areas are kept humans free, if the poachers are seen around then the police force will use combat and the villagers were given necessary funds for relocation.

Tiger Population in India

Project Tiger in India is still one of the main reasons the population of the tiger got doubled in the 2018 Census from the population of tigers in 2006. There were only 1400 tigers left in the year 2006 but in the recent 2018 census, the population of the tiger got increased to 2967.

Top tiger reserves in Project Tiger

Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve

Corbett Tiger Reserve is also a India’s first national park, It was established in the year 1936. The park has a huge variety of flora and fauna.

Along with just the animals and plants you’ll get a wider view of the amazing landscapes and the surrounding beautiful nature to feast your eyes. The pure form of Sal trees grows here along with some of the rarest forms of trees. 

When it comes to Bengal tigers, they usually stay hidden in the shrubs, one can be really lucky to spot a Bengal tiger in Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Mostly, Bengal tigers, crocodiles and elephants are found here. This was the first park to come under Project tiger in order to save the tigers. Currently, the park protects 215 tigers.

Sundarban Tiger Reserve

This national park in West Bengal is famous as the home for Royal Bengal tigers. A number of endangered species such as reptiles and aquatic mammals resides here. It falls under the UNESCO world heritage site. 

The Sundarban Tiger Reserve is said to be the largest tiger reserve and national parks in the subcontinent of India. Unlike other national parks, the visitor here uses the medium of boats for sightseeing. A diversified range of animals can be spotted here including fishes crabs, crocodiles and Ridley sea turtles. 

There are about 400 tigers and is among the few tigers reserve to be open in the months of September to March.

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Bengal Tiger, Ranthambore National Parl, Img@Sujay

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan is also among the largest tiger reserve in India. The national park is home to tigers, leopards, sloth bears, hyenas, Indian foxes, jackals, and crocodiles.

Eminent wildlife photographers, nature lovers, and visitors visit this place especially to have a look at its diurnal tigers, which is considered to be a gift for this place. You’ll also find marsh crocodiles, tortoises, Indian python and Russell vipers. in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve The nearby Kachida valley is the breeding ground for the panthers.

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