Habitat and tiger conservation

At the Parambikulam tiger reserve, which supports diverse habitat types.

These super cats need tranquillity or, technically speaking, large inviolate expanses for resting, loafing, breeding and rearing their cubs.

Barasingha at Kanha. Special habitat improvement practices are needed for this species of deer.

The tiger is at the top of the ecological pyramid, with no predator of its own, but is threatened with a wide range of challenges.

The grasslands of Corbett also support mega-herbivores such as elephants.

The gaur, also known as the Indian bison, is a grazer and browser.

At the Namdapha tiger reserve, which is home to special Himalayan, Indo-Burmese and Indo-Chinese floral attributes.

Tigers need a good prey base for their survival.

The sambar is an important prey species for the tiger.

The hog deer was once a chief prey of the tiger at Corbett. Its population has drastically shrunk owing to habitat loss.

A deer herd crossing in Corbett, which is home to vast grasslands and well-distributed water.

An alpine meadow of Uttarkashi in Uttaranchal. It is also regarded as a semi-natural grassland.

The hard ground barasingha.

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At the Parambikulam tiger reserve, which supports diverse habitat types.
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