Bibhutibhusan Wildlife Sanctuary

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Recently, as many as 90 spotted deer have been brought to Sundarban Tiger Reserve from Bibhutibhusan Wildlife Sanctuary as a part of the West Bengal state forest department’s bid to decongest smaller wildlife sanctuaries.

About Bibhutibhusan Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • Bibhutibhusan Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Parmadan Forest is an animal sanctuary in the North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal.
  • It is situated on the banks of river Ichamati.

Key facts about the Sundarban Tiger Reserve

  • The Sundarbans is located on the delta of the Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in the Bay of Bengal.
  • In 1973 it was declared a tiger reserve under Project Tiger.
  • It is a part of the world’s largest delta and home to the largest mangrove forests. 
  • Flora: The vegetation of the area is moist tropical forests and tidal forests.
  • Fauna: It is home to Royal Bengal Tiger, Estuarine Crocodile, Gangetic Dolphin, Water Monitor Lizard etc.

  What is Project Tiger? 

  • It is a  tiger conservation programme launched in April 1973 by the Government of India during Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's tenure.
  • Aim: Ensuring a viable population of Bengal tigers in their natural habitats, protecting them from extinction, and preserving areas of biological importance as a natural heritage


Q1) What is the wildlife sanctuary?

An area where animal habitats and their surroundings are shielded from any kind of disturbance is known as a wildlife sanctuary. Animal capturing, killing, and poaching are outright forbidden in these areas.

Source: Sundarbans get 90 spotted deer from Parmadan forest