UPSC PRELIMS 2020: Tiger Corridors

Tiger Corridors

Topic: Tiger Corridors

Topic in Syllabus: Ecology & Environment

Tiger Corridors

Context:

  • The National Tiger Conservation Authority in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India has mapped out 32 major tiger corridors across the country.
  • The management interventions in these corridors will be operationalised through a Tiger Conservation Plan, mandated under section 38V of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • The tiger corridors are,

Shivalik Hills & Gangetic Plains

  1.  Rajaji-Corbett – Uttarakhand
  2. Corbett-Dudhwa – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Nepal
  3. Dudhwa-Kishanpur-Katerniaghat – Uttar Pradesh, Nepal

Central India & Eastern Ghats

  1. Ranthambhore-Kuno-Madhav – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
  2. Bandhavgarh-Achanakmar – Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
  3. Bandhavgarh-Sanjay Dubri-Guru Ghasidas – Madhya Pradesh
  4. Guru Ghasidas-Palamau-Lawalong – Chhattisgarh & Jharkhand
  5. Kanha-Achanakmar – Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
  6. Kanha-Pench – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
  7. Pench-Satpura-Melghat – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
  8. Kanha-Navegaon Nagzira-Tadoba-Indravati – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh
  9. Indravati-Udanti Sitanadi-Sunabeda – Chhattisgarh, Odisha
  10. Similipal-Satkosia – Odisha
  11. Nagarjunasagar-Sri Venkateshwara National Park – Andhra Pradesh

Western Ghats

  1. Sahyadri-Radhanagari-Goa – Maharashtra, Goa
  2. Dandeli Anshi-Shravathi Valley – Karnataka
  3. Kudremukh-Bhadra – Karnataka
  4. Nagarahole-Pusphagiri-Talakavery – Karnataka
  5. Nagarahole-Bandipur-Mudumalai-Wayanad – Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
  6. Nagarahole-Mudumalai-Wayanad – Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
  7. Parambikulam-Eranikulam-Indira Gandhi – Kerala, Tamil Nadu
  8. Kalakad Mundanthurai-Periyar – Kerala, Tamil Nadu

North East

  1. Kaziranga-Itanagar WLS – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong – Assam
  3. Kaziranga-Nameri – Assam
  4. Kaziranga-Orang – Assam
  5. Kaziranga-Papum Pane – Assam
  6. Manas-Buxa – Assam, West Bengal, Bhutan
  7. Pakke-Nameri-Sonai Rupai-Manas – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
  8. Dibru Saikhowa-D’Ering-Mehaong – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
  9. Kamlang-Kane-Tale Valley – Arunachal Pradesh
  10. Buxa-Jaldapara – West Bengal

Sample Question:

In which of the following forests of India, world’s first tiger census was carried out in 1932 ? [A] Kaziranga Forests

[B] Sariska Forests

[C] Ranthambore Forests

[D] Palamu Forests

Answer: d