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Maharashtra to have 5th tiger reserve in Nagzira

PTI Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on November 29, 2013

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Maharashtra will soon have its fifth tiger reserve in Nagzira following approval from the National Tiger Conservation Authority.

The Nagzira tiger reserve — between Bhandara and Gondia districts — would be home to surplus tigers from Tadoba, Principal Secretary (Forests), Praveen Pardeshi, told reporters here.

He said that there are already four tiger reserves in Melghat, Tadoba, Pench and Sahyadri located in western Maharashtra.

“The tigers, which wander outside their territory from Tadoba, would go in Nagzira-Navegaon tiger reserve,” Pardeshi said.

Earlier, the area of Nagzira sanctuary was 150 sq.km., while that of Navegaon national park was of 130 sq.km. “We increased it to 700 sq.km. to form a new tiger reserve,” he added.

“In Nagzira alone, there are around 20 tigers, whereas in Tadoba there are more than 100 tigers,” the official said.

The State Government has already issued a notification on the new tiger reserve.

Published on November 29, 2013
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