These Are The “Excellent” Tiger Reserves In India; Kerala Tops But What About North East?

by Shreya Rathod
These Are The “Excellent” Tiger Reserves In India; Kerala Tops But What About North East?

India constitutes more than 70 per cent of the global tiger population. But it is one of the endangered fauna of the country and depends on conservation. Tigers face several serious concerns, including habitat degradation brought on by the ever-increasing need for wooded lands and poaching motivated by an illegal worldwide market for tiger parts and goods. And in order to provide a haven for them, the Government of India has established tiger reserves across the country. Check this MEE report that states the best tiger reserves in India!

Tiger Reserves In India

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With being home to tigers, India has several reserves to provide a safe place for this endangered species. Out of 53, 12 tiger reserves stood out for their excellent management. These include tiger reserves in Periyar, Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Bandipur, Bhadra, Kali, Nagarhole, Satpura, Kanha, Anamalai, Pench, Similipal, Anamalai and Mudumalai. These parks were also scored highly for their design besides their management procedures.

According to the MEE report, Periyar Tiger Reserve ranked first in terms of management effectiveness. It is one of the most frequented protected areas in India. It is a component of the UNESCO Western Ghats World Heritage Site. PTR received 23 honours and awards for achievement in a variety of sectors, which demonstrate our dedication to social responsibility and conservation.

The reserves to rank second were Satpura National Park and Bandipur National Park. There is a sizable and diverse population of wildlife in Satpura National Park and the area surrounding it, which is uncommon in other national parks. The list of wildlife species that are now present demonstrates the unique environment and lengthy history of wildlife conservation in this woodland area. For lovers of animals, Satpura National Park’s fauna is a breathtaking jungle feast.

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As for Bandipur National Park, the national park has the second-highest tiger population and is located in the Chamarajanagar district. The park is the largest protected area in Southern India and the largest habitat for Wild Elephants in South Asia because it is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

Nagarhole National Park was ranked third according to the MEE report. Karnataka’s Nagarahole Tiger Reserve is a significant centre for Project Tiger conservation efforts. Asiatic Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Chital, Muntjac, Four-horned antelope, Wild pig, Mouse deer, and South-western langur are just a few of the many carnivores and herbivores that may be found in the protected area.

No ‘Excellent’ Reserves In The North East?

According to the MEE rating, those reserves with 90 per cent and more qualify for the ‘Excellent’ category. However, the highest score received by these North East reserves is 85 per cent which qualifies for the ‘Very Good’ category. The reserves are rated between ‘Very Good’ and ‘Fair’. However, none of them is rated ‘Poor’ in the fifth cycle of the MEE TR assessment.

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So, what do you think of these tiger reserves?

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