According to the state forest department, Sariska Tiger Reserve can expect more tourism zones in addition to the old ones. Presently, just five per cent of the entire area is open for safaris. A notable fact is a few no safaris zones within the reserve are home to the big cats.
The work is in progress on a 17 km protection route for monitoring by the forest department. According to the Chief Conservator of Forests, R N Meena, “Soon, proposals to develop new routes will be tabled before the Local Advisory Committee (LAC). During a recent visit, a National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) official has also given in-principle approval to open new routes. We have developed monitoring routes before we open safari routes.”
Sariska is located in Rajasthan and is a wildlife bliss. The forest authorities are finding unexplored zones such as the Talvriksha range. The sightings are poor at Sariska even after having 23 tigers. The entire reserve is divided into six ranges. At present, there exists only three zones but sometimes no tiger is spotted for a week. The new zones have the potential to solve this recurring problem.
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