Tiger Reserves in India – Complete List

what is tiger reserves?

Tiger reserves in India – India is home to 70% of Tigers in the World. In order to save Tigers in India, the Government of India launched Project Tiger in 1973. Starting from nine reserves in 1973, the number is grown up to fifty. The Project Tiger is administered by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). The National Tiger Conservation Authority is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change constituted under enabling provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Objectives of NTCA.

  • Providing statutory authority to Project Tiger so that compliance of its directives become legal.
  • Fostering accountability of Center-State in the management of Tiger Reserves, by providing a basis for MoU with States within our federal structure.
  • Providing for an oversight by Parliament.
  • Addressing livelihood interests of local people in areas surrounding Tiger Reserves.

Tiger Reserves In India

S No. Name of Tiger Reserve State Total area(In Sq.Kms.)
1 Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Andhra Pradesh 3296.31*
2 Namdapha Arunachal Pradesh 2052.82
3 Kamlang Tiger Reserve Arunachal Pradesh 783.00
4 Pakke Arunachal Pradesh 1198.45
5 Manas Assam 3150.92
6 Nameri Assam 344
7 Orang Tiger Reserve Assam 492.46
8 Kaziranga Assam 1173.58
9 Valmiki Bihar 899.38
10 Udanti-Sitanadi Chattisgarh 1842.54
11 Achanakmar Chattisgarh 914.017
12 Indravati Chhattisgarh 2799.07
13 Palamau Jharkhand 1129.93
14 Bandipur Karnataka 1456.3
15 Bhadra Karnataka 1064.29
16 Dandeli-Anshi Karnataka 1097.514
17 Nagarahole Karnataka 1205.76
18 Biligiri Ranganatha Temple Karnataka 574.82
19 Periyar Kerala 925
20 Parambikulam Kerala 643.662
21 Kanha Madhya Pradesh 2051.791
22 Pench Madhya Pradesh 1179.63225
23 Bandhavgarh Madhya Pradesh 1598.1
24 Panna Madhya Pradesh 1578.55
25 Satpura Madhya Pradesh 2133.30797
26 Sanjay-Dubri Madhya Pradesh 1674.502
27 Melghat Maharashtra 2768.52
28 Tadoba-Andhari Maharashtra 1727.5911
29 Pench Maharashtra 741.22
30 Sahyadri Maharashtra 1165.57
31 Nawegaon-Nagzira Maharashtra 653.674
32 Bor Maharashtra 138.12
33 Dampa Mizoram 988
34 Similipal Odisha 2750
35 Satkosia Odisha 963.87
36 Ranthambore Rajasthan 1411.291
37 Sariska Rajasthan 1213.342
38 Mukandra Hills Rajasthan 759.99
39 Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tamil Nadu 1601.542
40 Anamalai Tamil Nadu 1479.87
41 Mudumalai Tamil Nadu 688.59
42 Sathyamangalam Tamil Nadu 1408.4
43 Kawal Telangana 2019.12
44 Amrabad Telangana 2611.39
45 Dudhwa Uttar Pradesh 2201.7748
46 Pilibhit Uttar Pradesh 730.2498
47 Amangarh (buffer of Corbett TR) Uttar Pradesh 80.6
Corbett Uttarakhand 1288.31
48 Rajaji TR Uttarakhand 1075.17
49 Sunderbans West Bengal 2584.89
50 Buxa West Bengal 757.9038

Did You Know?

    • Kamlang Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh is India’s 50th Tiger Reserve.
    • Project Tiger is an ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change providing central assistance to the tiger States for tiger conservation in designated tiger reserves.
    • The NTCA / Project Tiger also conducts the country level assessment of the status of tiger, co-predators, prey and habitat once in four years, using the refined methodology, as approved by the Tiger Task Force.

Some Interesting Facts About Tigers

  • Tigers are the largest wild cats in the world. Adults can weigh up to 363kg.
  • The roar of a Bengal tiger can carry for over 2km at night.
  • Tigers are carnivores, eating only meat. They mainly feed on large mammals such as deer, wild pigs, antelope and buffalo.
  • Today, there are five subspecies of tiger: Bengal, South China, Indochinese, Sumatran and Siberian. Sadly, three subspecies of tiger have become extinct – Caspian, Bali and Javan.
  • Less than 100 years ago, tigers could be found throughout Asia. Sadly, hunting and habitat loss have put populations at risk, and today their range has been reduced to around 7% of its former size.
  • A group of tigers is known as an ‘ambush’ or ‘streak’.

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