​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 ....
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