The Forest Department is making preparations to launch a wildlife safari within the buffer zone of the recently established Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve (RVTR) in Bundi district. With the notable achievements of Ranthambore and Sariska, wildlife enthusiasts now have the opportunity to embark on an exciting tiger safari in this newly designated reserve. The inauguration of the safari is anticipated to occur sometime this month, offering visitors a chance to witness the diverse flora and fauna of the region while ensuring the safety and preservation of the tiger population.
By establishing the wildlife safari within the buffer zone of RVTR, the Forest Department aims to promote eco-tourism and raise awareness about wildlife conservation. It will provide visitors with a chance to observe tigers and other wildlife in their natural habitat while ensuring their safety and minimizing disturbance to the animals.
The inauguration of the safari is scheduled to take place sometime this month, although the specific date has not been mentioned. It would be advisable to stay updated with the official announcements from the Forest Department or local authorities regarding the exact date and any additional information about the safari.
“The inauguration is scheduled to take place either on June 18 or June 19 in the presence of the forest minister. This will be the third reserve in the state with a tiger safari.” - An Official Stated.
At present, the reserve houses a solitary pair of big cats. However, the Forest Department has strategic plans to enhance the tiger population within the Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve (RVTR) by relocating an additional tigress from the renowned Ranthambore National Park (RNP).
Originally, the Forest Department had planned to relocate two tigresses to join the male tiger T-115, who had established its territory in Ramgarh after migrating from Ranthambore. Once tigress T-102 successfully settled into her new habitat, the Forest Department proceeded to complete the required paperwork for the introduction of another feline.
This relocation effort aims to bolster the tiger population and promote genetic diversity within RVTR, contributing to the long-term sustainability of the reserve's ecosystem. By bringing in another tigress, the Forest Department seeks to create a favorable environment for breeding and the expansion of the tiger population.
“We have received permission from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). The relocation of another tigress will take place when climatic conditions are favorable.”
On July 5, 2021, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) granted initial approval for the designation of the Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary and its surrounding areas as tiger reserves. This significant decision came after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced plans to upgrade the forest into a reserve, prompting an expedited process. Finally, in May 2020, the sanctuary officially received the status of a tiger reserve, recognizing its importance in the conservation and protection of the tiger population.
Source: Times Of India