It is India's first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger.
Moni was to have undertaken a fund raising tour for Project Tiger.
Project Tiger was meant to identify the limiting factors and to mitigate them by suitable management.
He was also a steering group member of Project Tiger, during the early years of its establishment.
This reserve is sectioned under the much talked program "Project Tiger".
The sanctuary was the first to come under Project Tiger initiative.
Project Tiger, started in 1972, is a major effort to conserve the tiger and its habitats.
Tiger shooting was finally banned in 1970, and Project Tiger started three years later.
His research later lead him to launch the Project Tiger in 1973.
He was founding director of the Project Tiger in 1973.