Q. “Satkosia Tiger Reserve” is recently seen in news is located at?

[A] West Bengal

[B] Tamil Nadu

[C] Jharkhand

[D] Odisha

Answer: D

Explanation: Forests surrounding the Satkosia gorge of Mahanadi River including the stretch of river flowing through the gorge with rich diversity of habitats and mosaic of landscapes having a fascinating floral and faunal composition were notified as Satkosia Gorge sanctuary in May, 1976.

  • The contiguous forest area to the south of this sanctuary in Nayagarh District was notified as the Baisipali sanctuary in the year 1981.
  • These two sanctuaries together covering an area of 963.87 sq km. have been notified as Satkosia Tiger Reserve vide Notification No.8F(S)-32/2006/20807/F&E Dated, Bhubaneswar, the 31st December, 2007. It has a core area of 523.61 sq km and a buffer area of 440.26 sq km.

Source: https://www.satkosia.org/