Anamalai Tiger Reserve panel assesses progress of tiger rewilding project

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Source: The post is based on the articleATR panel assesses progress of tiger rewilding projectpublished in “The Hindu” on 27th October 2023

Why in the News?

A committee visited the Anamalai Tiger Reserve to check the progress of the Forest Department’s first Tiger rewilding project.

What is Tiger Rewilding?

Rewilding involves the reintroduction of a captive tiger cub into the wild when it becomes clear that the tiger cub is capable of surviving in the jungle independently.

Where is Anamalai Tiger Reserve?

SpecificationDetails
StateTamil Nadu
Located inSouth Western Ghats
Surrounded byParambikulum Tiger Reserve on the East, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Eravikulam National Park on the South Western side.
Declared as a Tiger Reserve in2007
Forest TypeIt supports diverse forest types: Wet evergreen forests, semi evergreen forests, moist deciduous, dry deciduous, dry thorn and shola forests.
FloraAround 2500 species are found
FaunaTiger, Asiatic elephant, Nilgiri Tahr, Lion Tailed Macaque, Great Indian Hornbill among others.
It is also home to 15 of 16 species of birds endemic to the Western Ghats.
TribesThe reserve is home to six tribes: Kadars, Malasars, Pulaiyars, Mudugars and Eravallan.
Anamalai Tiger Reserve
Source- Research Gate

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