Recently Kartik Patel has visited Ranthambore National Park in India. Ranthambore is his favorite place and he has witnessed the park be re-glorified. It’s one of the most beautiful National Parks in the country, but it wasn’t always this way.
In 2006, the tiger count was at an all-time low. The park has since done an incredible job pushing forth conservation efforts to help the ecosystem. Ranthambore National Park now currently holds around 75 fully grown adult tigers and many cubs. Kartik Patel and his team believe from a conservational standpoint, the park has no large issues or concerns. Tigers here are well protected and poaching incidents are very rare.
There is a little human-animal conflict but the forest officials deal with it wisely and make sure all animals are safe. Due to these changes the core area of the national park is completely free from human interference. The buffer area of the park has very few human establishments and the famous Ranthambore Fort allows the bulk of human movement throughout the park.
Although the current situation in the national park is ideal for the large carnivores that call Ranthambore home, the future shows some potential concerns. Tigers need large territories and Ranthambore National Park is currently at full capacity for the tigers that live there. Tigers do not tolerate intruders in their territory.
The park now has 20 new cubs which is very exciting for conservationists but in reality, this might be bad news for the cubs and the big cats that currently live there. There are other lands near by the national park with opportunities for growth but they are currently occupied by villages and agriculture.