Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve

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Overview:

Madhya Pradesh Government recently announced the establishment of the "Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve”, marking the seventh tiger reserve in the state and 54th in the country.

About Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve

  • Location: It is spread across Sagar, Damoh and Narsinghpur districts of Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is spread over an area of 2,339 square kilometres.
  • It is the seventh tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
  • It will encompass areas within the Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary and Durgavati Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • green corridor linking Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) with Durgavati will be developed for the natural movement of the tiger to the new reserve.
  • Rivers: Parts of the reserve fall under the Narmada and Yamuna River basins.
  • The Singorgarh Fort is located within the reserve.
  • Vegetation: Dry deciduous type
  • Flora: The chief floral elements include Teak, Saja, Dhaora, Ber, Amla etc.
  • Fauna: Tiger,  leopard, wolf, jackal, Indian fox, striped hyena, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chital, Sambhar, Black Buck, Barking deer, Commom Langur Rhesus Macaque etc.

 


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. The Sariska Tiger Reserve for example is also a national park.

Source: Madhya Pradesh notifies 'Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve' as its 7th Tiger Sanctuary