ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Challenges for Protected Area Management in Sariska

The Tiger’s Last Stand

Both the immediate and long-term causes of tiger mortality in Sariska, particularly in the context of the larger challenges surrounding protected area management in India, are explored in this article. It is necessary to restore the Sariska forests using sound principles of ecosystem management along with increased local participation and better community outreach.

The recent spate of tiger deaths in Sariska Tiger Reserve, the last one being reported on 8 June 2019 (Suri 2019), does not augur well for big cat conservation in the country. It also brings into question the efficacy of the tiger reintroduction programme in the reserve that began in 2008. It is important to explore not only the immediate causes of tiger deaths, but also the long-term factors, given the chronic, larger challenges of wildlife conservation in a developing country like India. 

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Updated On : 29th Jul, 2019

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