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New Tiger Reserve

New Tiger Reserve

Rajasthan will soon be home to three new tiger reserves.

Photograph by Nagendra S.P.

With the notification of the Mukundra Hills Sanctuary as a tiger reserve, Rajasthan will soon be home to three tiger reserves. Senior forest officials have said that the reserve will span 759 sq. km. between Kota, Bundi, Chittogarh and Kjalawar. Of this, 417 sq. km. will be the core and 342.82 sq. km. will be the buffer zone. The state government has received an in-principle approval from the NTCA. The area currently includes six villages and the state government will use funds provided by the NTCA to relocate these.

Source: Sanctuary Asia.

     
     
     

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