Tiger reserve status for Nandhaur sought

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  1. Authorities at the Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary has planned to seek Tiger Reserve status for the sanctuary. This is because the number of tigers in the sanctuary has been on a rise and a Tiger reserve status would ensure better funds and management of the sanctuary.
  2. Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand. It is situated close to the Nandhaur River in Kumaon region. It is a part of the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL), a forest zone that spreads across the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, and the low lying hills of Nepal.
  3. Tiger Reserves are protected areas established under the Project Tiger. The reserves aims at conserving the habitat to ensure a viable population of the tigers along with their prey base in their habitat.
  4. The Project tiger was launched in India in 1972 as conservation programme for saving the Indian Tiger Population. It is administered by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
  5. NTCA is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. It has a supervisory / coordination role, performing functions as provided in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.