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Bundelkhand to get its first tiger reserve

Current Affairs

  • The Uttar Pradesh cabinet, on September 27, 2022, gave the nod for the development of the first tiger reserve in the Bundelkhand region in a bid to promote tiger conservation in the state.
  • In a meeting chaired by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the cabinet approved to notify Ranipur Tiger Reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
  • The tiger reserve will span 52,989.863 hectares of land including 29,958.863 hectares of buffer area and 23,031.00 hectares of the core area which was already notified as Ranipur wildlife sanctuary in the Chitrakoot district of the state.
  • The Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary, which will now also be a Tiger Reserve, is covered by northern tropical dry deciduous forests and is home to the tiger, leopard, bear, spotted deer, sambhar, chinkara, reptiles and other mammals.

 

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