Amrabad Tiger Reserve

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Source-This post on Amrabad Tiger Reserve is based on the article “Amrabad Tiger Reserve plagued with staff and funds crunch” published in “Telengana today” on 5th February 2024.

Why in the News?

Recently, it was found that the Amrabad Tiger Reserve (ATR) is facing challenges such as understaffing and financial constraints.

About Amrabad Tiger Reserve (ATR)

Amrabad Tiger Reserve.
Times of India
About1. This Tiger Reserve (ATR) is one of the largest tiger reserves in India.
2. Amrabad is the second-largest Tiger Reserve in terms of core area.
3. It is also the sixth largest in terms of total area among 51 Tiger Reserves in India.
LocationIt is located in the Nagarkurnool and Nalgonda districts in the southern part of Telangana.
HistoryThe reserve was notified as a sanctuary in the year 1983.
Distinct feature1. Amrabad Tiger Reserve Forest is home to the largest number of Tigers in Telangana State.
2. The hilly terrain of this Tiger Reserve, with deep valleys and gorges, forms the catchment of the Krishna River.
Flora1. Dense grass occurs in 30% of the area and scattered in an additional 20%.
2. Dominant tree species include Terminalia tomentosa, Hardwickia binata, Madhuca latifolia. Diospyros melanoxylonGardenia latifolia, Anogeissus latifolia, Chloroxylon swietenia, Terminalia spp.
Fauna1. Major wild animals found are Tiger, Leopard, Wild dog, Indian Wolf, Indian fox, Rusty-spotted cat, Small Indian civet, Sloth bear, Honeybadger, Wild boar etc.
2. Over 303 bird species have been identified in this region. Some important groups include Eagles, Pigeons, Doves, Cuckoos, Woodpeckers, Drongos etc

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