Debrigarh Tiger Reserve

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Recently, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) approved Odisha’s Proposal to declare Debrigarh a Tiger Reserve.

About Debrigarh Tiger Reserve:

  • Located near the Hirakud dam at Sambalpur, spread over an area of 347 sq km Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the famous tourist destinations of western Odisha.
  • It will become the third tiger reserve in Odisha after Similipal and Satkosia.
  • It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1985 and situated in the Bargarh district of Odisha near Hirakud dam (Mahanadi River).
  • It finds a special mention because of noted freedom fighter veer Surendra sai. During his rebellion against the British Veer SurendraSaimade his base at ‘Barapathara” located within the sanctuary.
  • Fauna: A wide varieties of animals including leopard, wild boar, bison, sambar, chital and Four-horned antelope are sighted in the sanctuary.


Q1) What is the National Tiger Conservation Authority?

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is a statutory body tasked with the management of Project Tiger and the many Tiger Reserves in India. It was established in December 2005 following the recommendation of the Tiger Task Force.

Source: Centre Approves Odisha’s Proposal to Declare Debrigarh a Tiger Reserve