Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve

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Source- This post on the Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve has been created based on the article “Madhya Pradesh launches probe into alleged irregularities poaching in new tiger reserve” published in “The week” on 11 July 2024.

Why in the news?

The Madhya Pradesh government has launched an inquiry into allegations of tiger poaching and irregularities in the newly established Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve.

About Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh's Largest Tiger Reserve Veerangana Durgavati May Come ...
Aspects Description
About1. The reserve spans across Sagar, Damoh, and Narsinghpur districts in Madhya Pradesh.
2. It covers a vast area of 2,339 square kilometers, incorporating regions from the Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary and Durgavati Wildlife Sanctuary.
3. It is the seventh tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh. It is named after Rani Durgavati, the queen of the Gondi people.
Features1. The reserve features a variety of landscapes, including hills, valleys, rivers, streams, waterfalls, and grasslands.
2. A green corridor will be developed to link the Panna Tiger Reserve with Durgavati, facilitating the natural movement of tigers between the reserves.
3. It includes parts of the Narmada and Yamuna River basins.
The historic Singorgarh Fort is located within the reserve.
VegetationThe vegetation is primarily dry deciduous.
FaunaKey plant species include Teak, Saja, Dhaora, Ber, and Amla.
Flora1. The reserve is home to tigers, leopards, wolves, jackals, Indian foxes, striped hyenas, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chital, Sambhar, Black Buck, Barking deer, Common Langur, and Rhesus Macaque.
2. It is one of the few places where the critically endangered White-Rumped and Indian Vultures are found.
Importance of the Reserve1. As the seventh tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh, it plays a crucial role in protecting and conserving tigers.
2. The reserve supports a wide range of flora and fauna, contributing to the region’s ecological balance.
3. The presence of Singorgarh Fort and the reserve’s name honor the historical and cultural significance of the area.

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