Environment | VOL. 13, ISSUE 81, November-December 2013 |

The lost villages of ranthambore

Although the russet and bisque forests of Ranthambore were awarded the ‘tiger sanctuary’ status in 1973, its spotlight stint began with Rajiv Gandhi’s 1982 visit. Today with an area of 1134 sq km the Ranthambore tiger reserve (RTR) is divided into a core of 1113.36 sq km and a buffer of the rest. The National Tiger Conservation Authority is mandated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, with the overarching responsibility of maintaining pristine tiger habitat in...

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