Sariska is dotted with human population. There are over two dozen villages in it and thus far only one has been vacated of its inhabitants. The majority of people are unwilling to move from the land where they have resided for generations despite the compensation offered to them. Plus there are two major roads crossing through the park that thousands of commuters use daily. Then there are also temples in the confines of the reserve that attract tens of thousands of pilgrims annually. Thus, naturally, there is a lot of room for conflict between man and beast and the whole situation requires diligent monitoring.
Wildlife officials are trying to counter the challenges though. Both the big cats have been collared and are being tracked. Number of rangers guarding the reserve has been increased and attempts are being made to regularize the flow of traffic and pilgrims through the jungle. It is still a long way before the roar of the tiger reverberates through every part of Sariska but still hopes are high that this might prove to be a turning point in the fate of Bengal Tigers. Another tigress is scheduled to be introduced to the park in the coming days and a couple more are set to arrive in the next few months. Let's just hope that it all goes well and the magnificent animals settle nicely into their new home.