Status and Conservation of the Tiger in Uttaranchal, Northern India

Johnsingh, A. J. T.
May 2006
AMBIO - A Journal of the Human Environment;May2006, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p135
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the tiger conservation programs in Uttaranchal state, Northern India. The tiger habitat of the state is largely from the hilly nature of the terrain, which supports sufficient prey and offers safe hideouts for the tigers in the valleys. The relatively lower human density, and the 45% forest cover are the factors that promise survival of the species. For such reason, it is considered as one of the top priority areas of conservation in the Indian subcontinent with the potentiality of becoming a tiger state of north India. Accordingly, the state's conservation measures include the relocation of Gujjars and encroachers, establishment of Nandhour Valley Park and the prevention of habitat degradation.


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