4th National Tiger Estimation (Tiger census) has designated Madhya Pradesh’s
Pench sanctuary and Kerala’s Periyar sanctuary as best managed Tiger Reserves
Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram and Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand emerged
as worst managed tiger reserves in the country.
the Census, the tiger bearing habitats were divided into five landscape
regions—a) Shivalik-Gangetic plains, b) Central India and the Eastern Ghats, c)
Western Ghats, d) North Eastern Hills and Brahmaputra Flood Plains and e) the
number of tigers were found in Central India and Eastern Ghats followed by
India, there are 50 tiger reserves spread over 18 states. Tiger Reserves are
protected areas established under the Project Tiger.
Tiger was launched by the Government of India in the year 1973 to save the
endangered species of tiger in the country. Jim Corbett in
Uttarakhand is the first Tiger Reserve to be established under project Tiger.
Reserve aims at conserving the habitat to ensure a viable population of the
tigers along with their prey base in their habitat.