Bor Tiger Reserve

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Overview:

The Bor Tiger Reserve (BTR) recently sought Rs 1 crore for various works to start wildlife safaris in the Bangdapur and Hingni forest ranges.

About Bor Tiger Reserve

  • It is a wildlife sanctuary which was declared a tiger reserve in July 2014.
  • Location: It is located in the Wardha District of Maharashtra. 
  • It is the smallest tiger reserve in India by area.
  • The reserve covers an area of 138.12 sq.km, which includes the drainage basin of the Bor Dam.
  • It is centrally located among several other Bengal Tiger habitats.
    • Towards the North-east lies the Pench Tiger Reserve, towards the east is Nagzira Navegaon Tiger Reserve, to the South-east is Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary.
    • The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is located to the southeast, Melghat Tiger Reserve stands to the west; and Satpura Tiger Reserve lies to the north-west.
  • Vegetation: The area is populated by Dry Deciduous Forest type.
  • Flora: Teak, tendu, bamboo, tarot, and gokhru are some of the abundant species.
  • Fauna: Apart from tigers, the reserve is home to several other mammals like leopards, sloth bears, sambar deer, Indian bison (gaur), chital, wild boars, and more. 

Q1) What is a Tiger Reserve?

Tiger Reserve is a legally declared protected area dedicated to the conservation of striped big cats. A tiger reserve, on the other hand, could be a national park or wildlife sanctuary. The Sariska Tiger Reserve, for example, is also a national park.

Source: Bor seeks ₹1 crore for tourism devpt at Hingni, Bangdapur