Madhya Pradesh is all set to get the largest tiger reserve in the country. The Sanctuary will be located in the Damoh district of MP and will be set up by combining two already existing sanctuaries. This move is widely lauded as a positive one and is said to boost tourism as well as provide a safe haven for tigers. It will stretch across a whopping 2,300 square kilometres. Here are all the important details that you would need to know about this new sanctuary.
Madhya Pradesh To Get Largest Tiger Reserve In The Country
🚨 India’s largest tiger reserve to be set up in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh, spanning 2,300 sq km. pic.twitter.com/cq4Sv2cyGv
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In a move that is being hailed as a significant development, Madhya Pradesh will soon get the largest tiger reserve in the country. This tiger reserve will be situated in the Damoh district of the state. This reserve will be spread across 2,300 square kilometres. According to an article which was recently published by the Hindustan Times or HT, the focal point of this reserve will be the Jabera area in Daboh.
India’s largest tiger reserve to be set up in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh, spanning 2,300 sq km. pic.twitter.com/DV6FB9kttZ
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The sanctuary will be set up by combining two already existing sanctuaries. These are the Nauradehi Sanctuary and the Rani Durgavati Sanctuary. The article also mentions that the officials will try finishing the set-up of the sanctuary in the following two to three months. Once ready, the sanctuary will be an expansive haven for tigers.
Not only will it help boost the population of tigers, which has been dwindling in India for a long time but has relatively stabilised over time now, but will also give an impetus to the local economy. As per MS Uikey, who is the Forest Divisional Officer of Damoh, the current population of tigers in the area is 16.
Other Important Details That You Should Know About It
India’s largest tiger reserve to come up in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh.
Government of India has approved a proposal to merge two wildlife sanctuaries — Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary and Rani Durgavati Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh to create the largest tiger reserve in the… pic.twitter.com/XsHmVChJRv
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The merger of the two sanctuaries, as per Uikey’s statement cited in the HT article, is likely to attract more tigers which will eventually help in increasing their population. He also stated that the setting up of this sanctuary in Damoh will help the region find its place on the map. More people will gain awareness of the place due to the sanctuary.
#WATCH | Delhi: On the largest tiger reserve in Damoh, Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel says, “…There were two notified areas in Damoh, the Rani Durgavati Tiger Project and Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary… There were already 16 tigers in Rani Durgavati Sanctuary, and Cheetahs… pic.twitter.com/kxdBUHe6Xc
— ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2023
Officials are expecting the sanctuary to open to the public in the next two or three months. The tourists it will attract will help boost the local economy and the vast area of land will attract more tigers and help proliferate its population. The central government has approved the proposal of merging the two sanctuaries which has been deemed as a groundbreaking move.
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