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.
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.
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.
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).
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.