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Bor Wildlife Sanctuary is 47th Tiger Reserve in the Country
Jul 05, 2014

The Ministry of Environment & Forests has approved a proposal to notify the Bor Wildlife Sanctuary in Wardha district of eastern Maharashtra as a Tiger Reserve. The Bor Wildlife Sanctuary becomes sixth tiger reserve in Maharashtra after Tadoba, Melghat, Pench, Nagzira and Sahyadri.

Acting on a recommendation made by the Maharashtra Government, Union Minister for Environment Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, who is also the Chairman of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) declared the 13,812 hactare area of Bor Sanctuary, New Bor Sanctuary and New Bor Extended Wildlife Sanctuary as a core/critical tiger habitat.

The Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, notified by the State in 1970, is rich in biodiversity with a wide variety of flora and fauna, including tiger, co-predators, prey animals and birds. The habitat is is on the boundary of Nagpur and Wardha districts, amid the Satpura-Maikal landscape, forming catchment of the river Bor. The Bor sanctuary is also an important corridor between Tadoba-Andhari and  Pench Tiger Reserves of the State.

With Project Tiger coverage, the reserve would receive funding and technical support which would strengthen tiger conservation, besides eco development to benefit fringe people.

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