Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve

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Overview:

Villagers recently attacked a team of forest personnel and injured three of them when they arrived to clear encroachments inside the Udanti Sitanadi tiger reserve.

About Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve:

  • Location: It is located in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
  • Udanti and Sitanadi are two wildlife sanctuaries combined together, covering a total area of 1842.54 kilometre square. 
  • It was declared a tiger reserve in the year 2008-09.
  • The Udanti river flow through the Reserve. There is few perennial springs including the famous Deodhara and Godene falls.
  • Topography: The topography of the area is a broken mass of land traversed by innumerable hill ranges intercepted by strips of plains.
  • Flora:
    • The flora of the tiger reserve contains various types of forest crop mixed with Sal forest. 
    • Dry Deciduous Forests, Tropical and Sub-Tropical vegetation is also observed here.
  • Fauna:
    • All the representative faunal species of Central India are found in both the Core areas of UdantiSitanadi Tiger reserve.
    • Asiatic Wild Buffalo is the key endangered species found in the Core Area.
    • Apart from the tiger other endangered and rare species are Indian Wolf, Leopard, Sloth Bear and Mouse Deer.

 


Q1) What is a Tiger Reserve?

A protected area statutorily designated for the conservation of the striped big cats is referred to as Tiger Reserve. However, a tiger reserve may also be a national park or wildlife sanctuary.

Source: Villagers attack forest personnel clearing encroachments in Chhattisgarh tiger reserve; three hurt