​Tiger Translocation Initiative in Sahyadri Tiger Reserve

Recently, Maharashtra's forest department planned to translocate tigers from Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) to Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR) to boost its tiger population.

  • The Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR) was established in January 2010 in the northern Western Ghats, encompassing Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, and Ratnagiri districts in western Maharashtra.
  • STR comprises Chandoli National Park and Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and has struggled with a low tiger population due to poaching, poor prey base, and changing habitat.

Why translocation is needed?

  • Despite being notified as a tiger reserve, STR has not seen an increase in breeding tigers, with evidence showing only seven to eight tigers ....
Do You Want to Read More?
Subscribe Now

To get access to detailed content

Already a Member? Login here

Take Annual Subscription and get the following Advantage
The annual members of the Civil Services Chronicle can read the monthly content of the magazine as well as the Chronicle magazine archives.
Readers can study all the material before the last six months of the Civil Services Chronicle monthly issue in the form of Chronicle magazine archives.