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Dholpur-Karauli tiger reserve

2023 AUG 23

Preliminary   > Environment and Ecology   >   Species extinction & protection   >   Species in news

Why in news?

  • India has established its 54th tiger reserve.

About Dholpur-Karauli tiger reserve:

  • Dholpur-Karauli tiger reserve in the Karauli and Dholpur districts of Rajasthan is India’s 54th tiger reserve approved by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)
  • This new reserve marks Rajasthan’s fifth, joining the existing reserves of Ranthambore, Sariska, Mukundra Hills, and Ramgarh Vishdhari.
  • The Dholpur-Karauli Tiger Reserve’s approval is seen as a significant step forward for wildlife conservation in the state.

Tiger Status:

  • Over recent years, India has seen an increase in tiger population, rising from 2,967 in 2018 to 3,682 in 2022, signifying an annual growth rate of 6%.
  • Notably, Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of tigers (785), followed by Karnataka (563), Uttarakhand (560), and Maharashtra (444).
  • Rajasthan has also experienced growth in its tiger population, which has risen from 32 in 2006 to 88 in 2022.


Consider the following statements:

1.The state of Uttarakhand has highest number tigers in India

2. Over past five years, India has seen a reduction in tiger population

3. All the coastal states in India has at least one Tiger Reserve

How many of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) All three

(d) None