Tiger corridors in Country

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Tiger corridors in Country
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The National Tiger Conservation Authority in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India has published a document titled “Connecting Tiger Populations for Long-term Conservation”, which has mapped out 32 major corridors across the country, management interventions for which are operationalised through a Tiger Conservation Plan, mandated under section 38V of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.  The list of macro/landscape level tiger corridors are as under:

 

Sl. No.

Landscape

Corridor

States/ Country

1.

Shivalik Hills & Gangetic Plains

Uttarakhand

(ii) Corbett-Dudhwa

Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Nepal

(iii) Dudhwa-Kishanpur-Katerniaghat

Uttar Pradesh, Nepal

2.

Central India & Eastern Ghats

(i) Ranthambhore-Kuno-Madhav

Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan

(ii) Bandhavgarh-Achanakmar

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

(iii) Bandhavgarh-Sanjay Dubri-Guru Ghasidas

Madhya Pradesh

(iv) Guru Ghasidas-Palamau-Lawalong

Chhattisgarh & Jharkhand

(v) Kanha-Achanakmar

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

(vi) Kanha-Pench

Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra

(vii) Pench-Satpura-Melghat

Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra

(viii) Kanha-Navegaon Nagzira-Tadoba-Indravati

Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh

(ix) Indravati-Udanti Sitanadi-Sunabeda

Chhattisgarh, Odisha

(x) Similipal-Satkosia

Odisha

(xi) Nagarjunasagar-Sri Venkateshwara National Park

Andhra Pradesh

3.

Western Ghats

(i) Sahyadri-Radhanagari-Goa

Maharashtra, Goa

(ii) Dandeli Anshi-Shravathi Valley

Karnataka

(iii) Kudremukh-Bhadra

Karnataka

(iv) Nagarahole-Pusphagiri-Talakavery

Karnataka

(v) Nagarahole-Bandipur-Mudumalai-Wayanad

Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu

(vi) Nagarahole-Mudumalai-Wayanad

Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu

(vii) Parambikulam-Eranikulam-Indira Gandhi

Kerala, Tamil Nadu

(viii) Kalakad Mundanthurai-Periyar

Kerala, Tamil Nadu

4.

North East

(i) Kaziranga-Itanagar WLS

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

(ii) Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong

Assam

(iii) Kaziranga-Nameri

Assam

(iv) Kaziranga-Orang

Assam

(v) Kaziranga-Papum Pane

Assam

(vi) Manas-Buxa

Assam, West Bengal, Bhutan

(vii) Pakke-Nameri-Sonai Rupai-Manas

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam

(viii) Dibru Saikhowa-D’Ering-Mehaong

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

(ix) Kamlang-Kane-Tale Valley

Arunachal Pradesh

(x) Buxa-Jaldapara

West Bengal

 Further, a 3 pronged strategy to manage human-tiger negative interactions has been advocated as follows:-

 

 

 

The three SOPs inter alia include the issue of managing dispersing tigers, managing livestock kills so as to reduce conflict as well as relocating tigers from source areas to areas where density of tiger is low, so that conflict in rich source areas does not occur.

 

In technical collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India,  the National Tiger Conservation Authority has also published a document titled ‘Eco-Friendly measures to mitigate impacts of Linear infrastructure on wildlife’ to safeguard these corridors from linear infrastructure development besides sensitizing user agencies which inter alia include Indian Railway Traffic Service Probationers, National Highways Authority of India personnel, Indian Railway Engineers, besides others.

An amount of Rs. 370 crores, Rs. 345 crores and Rs. 350 crores was allocated during the financial years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively, while an amount of Rs. 350 crores has been allocated for the current financial year under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Tiger.  Details of funds released under the ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Tiger, during the last three years and the current year, State-wise, are at Annexure-I.

ANNEXURE-I

 

Funds released under the ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Tiger, during the last three years and the current year, State-wise

S. No.

State

2016-17

 

2017-18

 

2018-19

 

2019-20

(as on 21.11.2019)

 

1.

Andhra Pradesh

173.49

232.49

217.992

114.480

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

597.29

671.0222

929.762

737.080

3.

Assam

1510.93

2309.608

1919.624

2198.760

4.

Bihar

487.84

552.273

570.897

562.840

5.

Chhattisgarh

626.57

1315.076

536.135

358.530

6.

Jharkhand

323.76

338.62

367

172.070

7.

Karnataka

3203.62

2308.846

2267.428

1985.950

8.

Kerala

780.23

636.412

653.03

593.160

9.

Madhya Pradesh

12885.6

11455.457

5343.89

2985.910

10.

Maharashtra

8229.72

6524.165

11049.59

3709.550

11.

Mizoram

301.55

215.316

318.842

0.000

12.

Odisha

917.17

1646.127

1022.322

1303.320

13.

Rajasthan

381.3

773.09

791.83

1164.030

14.

Tamil Nadu

949.87

2551.058

2366.823

1387.700

15.

Telangana

239.26

350.416

1115.65

333.701

16.

Uttarakhand

1023.41

1187.439

685.336

1242.490

17.

Uttar Pradesh

1057.05

820.074

1417.26

1793.960

18.

West  Bengal

536.14

597.5808

719.01

480.280

19.

AIL India Tiger Estimation (AITE) All Tiger Reserve States including Nagaland, Manipur and Goa.

0.00

14.93

24.8625

0.00

Total

34224.80

34500.00

32317.284

21123.811

(Rs. in Lakhs)

 

This information was provided by Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Babul Supriyo in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

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