Tiger Conservation Efforts – Project Tiger, etc.

Places in news: Corbett Tiger Reserve


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Jim Corbett NP, NTCA

Mains level : Tiger Conservation

The Delhi High Court has asked the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to consider as a representation a petition to stop the alleged illegal construction of bridges and walls within the tiger breeding habitat of the Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Jim Corbett National Park

  • Jim Corbett NP is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger.
  • It is located in Nainital district and Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand and was named after hunter and naturalist Jim Corbett.
  • The park was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative.
  • It has sub-Himalayan belt geographical and ecological characteristics.
  • Dense moist deciduous forest mainly consists of sal, haldu, peepal, rohini and mango trees.
  • Forest covers almost 73% of the park, while 10% of the area consists of grasslands.

Try answering this PYQ:

Among the following Tiger Reserves, which one has the largest area under “Critical Tiger Habitat” ? (CSP 2020)

(a) Corbett

(b) Ranthambore

(c) Nagarjunasagar- Srisailam

(d) Sunderbans


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Back2Basics: National Tiger Conservation Authority

  • The NTCA was established in December 2005, following a recommendation of the Tiger Task Force, constituted by the Prime Minister of India.
  • The Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 was amended in 2006 to provide for constituting NTCA responsible for the implementation of the Project Tiger plan to protect endangered tigers.
  • It works for the reorganized management of Project Tiger and the many Tiger Reserves in India.
  • A program for protection called, ‘Tiger Protection Program’ (popularly known as Project Tiger) was started in 1973, by the GOI in co-operation with WWF.

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(c) Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Andhra Pradesh
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