Prime Minister Modi visited the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka on Sunday to commemorate 50 years of “Project Tiger”. During his visit, he embarked on a jungle safari to observe the reserve’s wildlife.
The Bandipur Tiger Reserve is situated amidst the stunning scenery of the towering Western Ghats on the Mysuru-Ooty highway in Karnataka.
It forms a crucial part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which includes Karnataka’s Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarahole) to the northwest, Tamil Nadu’s Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary to the south, and Kerala’s Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary to the southwest.
What Is India ‘Project Tiger’ ?
“Project Tiger” is an initiative launched by the Government of India in 1973 to protect and conserve the Bengal tiger, which is the national animal of India. The project aims to ensure a viable population of tigers in their natural habitats and to protect them from extinction. The project operates under the National Tiger Conservation Authority and involves various activities such as habitat management, anti-poaching measures, and monitoring the tiger population. The project has been successful in increasing the population of tigers in India, from a low of 1,411 in 2006 to an estimated 2,967 in 2019.
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