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Sariska Tiger Reserve

16th May, 2024 Environment

Sariska Tiger Reserve

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  • Even 46 years after it was notified as a Tiger Reserve,almost 60.5% of the total STR land has not yet been transferred to the forest department.

Sariska Tiger Reserve

●It is a tiger reserve in Alwar district, Rajasthan, India and it is nestled in Aravali hills.

●This area was a hunting preserve of the Alwar state and was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958.


●It comprises scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, grasslands, and rocky hills.


●883 km²

Declared National Park



●Jungle cats, rhesus macaque, sambhar, chital, wild boar, etc.


●90% of the area in the sanctuary is covered with dhok trees.

●Other species found include salar, kadaya, gol, ber, Banyan, gugal, bamboo, kair, adusta, etc.

Kankarwadi fort

●It is located in the centre of the Reserve and it is said that Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had imprisoned his brother Dara Shikoh at this fort in struggle for succession to the throne.




Q. Discuss the significance of tiger conservation in India. How has the decline in tiger population impacted the ecosystem and the economy? ( 250 words)