The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) recently granted approval for the establishment of the 54th tiger reserve in Rajasthan’s Karauli and Dholpur districts. This decision marks a significant stride in wildlife preservation efforts within Rajasthan.
About Dholpur-Karauli Tiger Reserve and Tiger Status in India
- It will be the fifth tiger reserve in the state, joining the ranks of Mukundra Hills, Ranthambore, Sariska, and Ramgarh Vishdhari.
- The number of tigers in India has increased from 2,967 in 2018 to 3,167 in 2022, an annual rise of 6 per cent, according to government data.
- With a 50 per cent increase in the last four years, Madhya Pradesh has the maximum number of tigers in the country (785), followed by Karnataka (563), Uttarakhand (560), and Maharashtra (444).
- The number of tigers in Rajasthan has increased from 32 in 2006 to 88 in 2022.
- The ministry also gave in-principle approval to declare Kumbhalgarh as a tiger reserve in Rajasthan.
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