Ranthambore, Sariska and Mukundra Hills, the three tiger reserves in Rajasthan have shown an improvement in the Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) scores. To mark 50 years of Project Tiger, the report was released on Sunday. Rajasthan has been able to manage its tiger reserves effectively, according to the reports. Ranthambore with 73.91% MEE score topped the chart in the state and categorized as 'good'. Similarly Sariska was categorized as 'fair' with a 64.15% score. Mukundra Hills received a tag of ‘Good’ after scoring 60.16%.
MEE has played a critical role in enhancing the management of tiger reserves in the state. “The criteria and indicators tailored to Indian conditions, considering the unique context and geographical location of each tiger reserve, The MEE score is based on a range of factors, including the performance and management of each reserve over time.” - Report
“Despite all tigers mysteriously dying at the Darrah range of MHTR in 2018, the new MEE ranking has given hope that the big cat population can flourish here. As there is only one pair, more tigers should be released in this tiger habitat.” - Tapeshwar Singh Bhati, President Mukundra Hills Environment and Wildlife Society.