Eturnagaram Wildlife sanctuary

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Source-This post on Eturnagaram Wildlife sanctuary is based on the article “Forest fires singe Eturnagaram & Amrabad wildlife sanctuary” published in “The Times of India” on 26th March 2024.

Why in the News?

Telangana is currently grappling with forest fires in Tadvai region of Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary in Mulugu and Amrabad Tiger Reserve.

About Eturnagaram Wildlife sanctuary

Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary Warangal
Location1. It is located near the border of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.
2. Eturnagaram is one of the oldest sanctuaries in Telangana.
It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1953.
River flowing throughThe perennial river Dayyam Vagu flows through the sanctuary, separating the wildlife sanctuary into two parts. The river Godavari also passes through the sanctuary.
VegetationIt has tropical dry deciduous type of vegetation.
FloraThe sanctuary is rich in the teak, bamboo and other trees like madhuca and terminalia. Climbers are the unique features which are found in abundance across the Sanctuary.
FaunaIndian gour and giant squirrel are the keystone species in the sanctuary.
It is home to Tiger, Leopard, Jackals Sloth Bear, Panther, Wolf, Wild Dogs,Chousingha, Sambar.

Read more: Amrabad Tiger Reserve

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