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

News-CRUX-10     26th September 2023        
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Context: The Madhya Pradesh Government has officially announced the establishment of the "Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve " marking the 7th tiger reserve in the state and 54th in the country.


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.

oIt 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.
  • 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, Common Langur Rhesus Macaque etc.
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