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NTCA for strict enforcement of Carrying Capacity in Tiger Reserves

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Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Photo by Lalit Shastri

New Delhi: National Tiger Conservation Authority has issued specific instructions to all State Chief Wildlife Wardens to ensure strict compliance of the “Carrying Capacity” as per the NTCA guidelines when it comes to tourism in Tiger Reserves.

Dr Anup K Nayak, Additional Director General Forest (Project Tiger) and Member Secretary NTCA has written to all State Chief Wildlife Wardens instructing them to ensure the gap between two vehicles is maintained at a minimum distance of 500 meters.

Nayak has underscored that tourist vehicles inside the Tiger Reserves do not maintain the minimum 500 meter distance with other vehicles, often resulting in crowding of vehicles at one spot where animals are sighted and this is detrimental to wildlife. This defeats the very purpose for which carrying capacity is fixed.

NTCA, through its order of 12 February, has asked the State Wildlife chiefs to implement the carrying capacity guideline in letter and spirit.

Tourism carrying capacity in Tiger Reserves is calculated as maximum number of vehicles permitted per day under the NTCA (Normative Standards of Tourism Activities and Project Tiger) guidelines 2012.

Inside Ranthambore: What about the carrying capacity in Tiger Reserves?

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Inside Ranthambore

 

These pictures are from 28th June on Temple Road at Ranthambhore. This is what you call a ” Tiger Mela”. People on road, safari vehicles from all zones, forest officials at least 1000 + people surrounding a single tigress ” Noor ” whose partner is now in jail. The traffic in this so called National Park will put any metro to shame. Imagine how irritating it is, even if one person keeps staring at you … imagine thousands staring at you. Eventually these animals will get irritated and they will attack, then some expert will say.. ” The tiger has lost its fear for humans “-Nishant Chandrarao‎ CLaW – Conservation Lenses & Wildlife

Courtesy: Sanctuary Asia

Tourism Ministry to decide carrying capacity of Taj Mahal

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Taj MahalNew Delhi: The Indian Tourism Ministry has received a draft report on a study on Taj Mahal conducted by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and on the basis of the final recommendation of this institute, the carrying capacity or the maximum number of tourists to be allowed to visit the monument would be determined.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge), and Civil Aviation, Mahesh Sharma in a written reply to an unstarred question in the Lok Sabha today

Conservation of Taj Mahal is a priority and the monument is in a good state of preservation, the Minister told the House.