Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Recently, a new prey and predator estimation in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Maharashtra found the presence of 115 tigers and 151 leopards.

Key Points:

  • The estimation was done as part of the long-term monitoring of tigers, co-predators and prey species in TATR inside the core and buffer areas of the reserve.
    • The tiger reserves are constituted on a core/buffer strategy.
    • The Project Tiger aims to foster an exclusive tiger agenda in the core areas of tiger reserves, with an inclusive people oriented agenda in the buffer.
    • The core areas have the legal status of a national park or a sanctuary, whereas the buffer or peripheral areas are a mix of forest and non-forest land, managed as a multiple use area.
  • The tiger numbers appear to be up but the population density shows a decline
    • Population Density represents the number of animals residing in per unit area.
  • Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
    • It is located in Chandrapur district in Maharashtra.
    • It is Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national park.
    • It is one of India’s 50 “Project Tiger” reserves.
      • Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve was established as the second Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra in 1993-94.
      • The first Tiger Reserve established in the State is Melghat Tiger Reserve (1973-74).
    • It represents Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous Teak Forests in the Tiger habitat and has a viable tiger population

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