History of Sariska National Park

Do you know the complete history behind Sariska National Park? Sariska is a tiger reserve in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. Everyone knows this fact. Now, Sariska is covering approx 881 km2 and Delhi and Jaipur are nearby cities. Announcing to be very careful from scrub thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, grasslands, and rocky hills.

Introducing the prime attraction of Sariska National Park, which is tigers. A lot of improvement had gone, and there also exist other wild species like chinkara, sambhar, nilgai, golden jackals, striped hyenas, leopards, and many more. The amazing part is, it’s not limited to tigers, Sariska has a significant population too. These sensational bird species are Woodpecker, Bush Quail, Grey, Eagle, Great Indian Horned Owl, and grey partridge.

Sariska National Park is a remarkable hunting preserve before it was proclaimed a wildlife reserve in 1955. It was the first-ever tiger reserve in India where relocation and rehabilitation were successful. It was given the status of a tiger reserve while Project Tiger was going on in 1978. Let’s talk about Project Tiger in detail.

India’s Project Tiger

Project Tiger is a tiger conservation program started by the Indian Government with the objective of securing a viable population of Bengal tigers in their natural habitats, protecting them from extinction, and preserving areas of biological importance as natural heritage that represent the diversity of ecosystems in the tiger’s range in the country.

The task force of the project saw these tiger reserves as breeding centers from where the surplus animal would migrate to the nearby forests. The project mobilized funds and commitment to supporting an intensive program of habitat protection and rehabilitation.

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The startling thing is that during the 2006 tiger census, a new method was used to map site-specific densities of tigers. Their co-predators, and prey were obtained from camera traps and signature surveys using GIS. Based on the results of these surveys. The total tiger population was estimated to be 1,411, including 1,165 to 1,657 adults and sub-adult tigers over 1.5 years of age. It was claimed that due to the project the number of tigers increased to 2,603–3,346 by 2018 just like a miracle.

In testimony to the success of Project Tiger, in 2022, the Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary. Uttar Pradesh, was declared the 54th tiger reserve in India, the fourth tiger reserve in the state.


Shall I tell you a magical thing? The topography of Sariska National Park consists of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravalli range. It is an important biodiversity area in the Northern Aravalli Leopard and Wildlife Corridor. It is a part of the Aravalli Range and Khathyar-Gir dry deciduous forests ecoregion.

Supreme Court Ban

The Central Zone Bench of the National Green Tribunal in Bhopal has strongly reprimanded. The governments of Rajasthan and Haryana for illegal mining in the Sariska Tiger Reserve and Tijara area of the Alwar district.

It was the responsibility of the State Government through the Chief Secretary, Secretary, Mines, and Geology Secretary. Forest as well as the Director General of Police, and Home Secretary as well as Transport Commissioner to ensure that no illegal mining takes place. No such mineral was to be transported, no illegal stone-crushing activity was allowed. And necessary action was being taken by the State Government with utmost seriousness to stop such illegal activities.

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