Madhya Pradesh Gets New Tiger Reserve

  • 27 Sep 2023

Recently, Madhya Pradesh, the tiger state of India, got a new protected area for the big cats.

Key Points

  • New Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh: Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve is the seventh tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Location: It is spread across Sagar, Damoh, and Narsinghpur districts.
  • The core area of the tiger reserve is 1,414 square kilometers, and the buffer zone is 925.12 square kilometers.
  • Tiger Conservation Efforts in Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of tigers in India.
  • The state has been making significant efforts to conserve tigers and their habitats.
  • The new tiger reserve will further boost tiger conservation efforts in the state.
  • The new tiger reserve has been notified in compliance with the condition imposed by the Centre while giving approval to the Ken-Betwa River Link Project.
  • The previously notified eco-sensitive zone of Nauradehi and Veerangana Durgavati sanctuaries and the surrounding forest areas have been included in the notified buffer area.