The National Tiger Conservation Authority has
released an economic evaluation of tiger reserves in India. Different methods
were employed to determine the economic, scientific, educational, cultural and
recreational services of the tiger reserves.
The evaluation has revealed that if monetary
values could be assigned to benefits generated by the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, then
the value would amount to ₹6,405.7 crore/ annum.
For every rupee spent on the Bandipur Tiger reserve,
the rate of return through various tangible and non-tangible benefits is 700%
The Bandipur Tiger Reserve is located in
Karnataka. It is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
Is part of the Western Ghats Tiger Landscape
consisting of Mudumalai, Nagarahole Tiger Reserves and the Wayanad Wildlife