Number of tigers is rising in Rajasthan's sanctuaries

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Number of tigers is rising in Rajasthan's sanctuaries

 Jaipur : Due to the favourable environment for tigers in the sanctuaries of Rajasthan, there has been a rapid increase in the number of tigers in the last 16 years. According to the report of the All India Tiger Estimation-2018, in the year 2006, the number of tigers in the sanctuaries of Rajasthan was 32. whereas, according to the report of the Forest Department, this number has reached more than 111 at present. Wildlife lovers are also happy due to the rapid growth of the tiger population.

Rajasthan had 32 tigers in 2006, which has increased to 36 in 2010, 45 in 2014, 69 in 2018 according to AITE-2018 and about 111 in 2022 according to the Forest Department. At present, 79 tigers are present in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, 27 in Sariska, 1 in Mukundra, 2 in Ramgarh Vishdhari and 4-4 in Dholpur forest area and Kailadevi forest area. The roar of tigers is increasing continuously in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (RTR) of Sawai Madhopur. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve currently has the highest number of 79 tigers in its history of the last 49 years. According to departmental records, 44 cubs were born here from the years 2019 to 2021, which is a big gift for RTR. More than 70 percent of the world's tigers are in India. The tiger population in the country was around 1411 in 2014. It has increased to 2967 after four years, according to the All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018. Of these, Madhya Pradesh has the largest population of tigers. The state of Karnataka is at number two and the state of Uttarakhand is at number three.

Retired DFO Sunyani Sharma says that the number of tigers is increasing in Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger Reserves. In Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, the ratio of the number of tigers in terms of area is also unusual. This is the reason that now the Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve of Bundi will emerge as a new home for tigers. In the past (July 16, 2022), the T-102 tiger from Ranthambore was also shifted to the Vishdhari Tiger Reserve. Sharma says that the increase in the number of tigers in the Tiger Reserve of Rajasthan is a good thing, but at present there is a need to improve the ecosystem of the entire state. This is possible only when the staff in the forest department are increased. because at present, the department is facing a shortage of staff. Due to the shortfall of field staff, not much work has been done on security in the sanctuary of Rajasthan.