VEERANGANA DURGAVATI TIGER RESERVE (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env and Eco)

News-CRUX-10     11th July 2024        
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Context: The Madhya Pradesh government has initiated an inquiry into the alleged poaching of tigers and irregularities in the newly established Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve.


Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve

  • About: It is the 7th Tiger Reserve in the State of Madhya Pradesh and 54th in the country.
  • Location: It is spread across Sagar, Damoh and Narsinghpur districts of Madhya Pradesh. It is spread over an area of 2,339 square kilometres.
    • Areas: Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary and Durgavati Wildlife Sanctuary.
    • Rivers: Parts of the reserve fall under the Narmada and Yamuna River basins.

    oThe 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, Common Langur Rhesus Macaque etc.


    Other Tiger Reserves in Madhya Pradesh

    • Kanha Tiger Reserve, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Pench Tiger Reserve, Panna Tiger Reserve, Satpura Tiger Reserve, Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve
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