Satkosia, now a tiger reserve

Satkosia, now a tiger reserve

Express News ServiceFirst Published : 14 Nov 2008 06:53:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 14 Nov 2008 11:40:53 AM

ISTBHUBANESWAR: The Ministry of Environment and Forests today announced the takeover of Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary under Project Tiger Programme. Along with seven other protected forest areas, Satkosia has been brought into the fold of Project Tiger as was decided earlier.

As per the Ministry’s decision, the new tiger reserve would be located over a notified area of 988.3 sq km. Of the eight which were formally taken over, Udanti and Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuaries in Chhattisgarh boast of 1,580 sq km area, the highest, while Tamil Nadu’s Mudumalai is the smallest with an area of 321 sq km. The Ministry has sanctioned Rs 32 crore for the newly created eight tiger reserves.

While the conventional pugmark method of enumerating tigers had put the big cat number in Satkosia at 15, the new camera trap technique has pegged their number at barely six in the wildlife sanctuary.

After Similipal, this is the second tiger reserve in Orissa.

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