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Guru Ghasidas Tiger Reserve                                               


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Context:  India’s newest Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh will connects Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh and will provides a corridor for tigers to move between the Bandhavgarh and Palamau Tiger Reserves.


More about news:

  • This will be the fourth Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh, after the Udanti-Sitanadi, Achanakmar, and Indravati Reserves.
  • National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) approved the Chhattisgarh government’s proposal to declare the combined areas of the Guru Ghasidas National Park and Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary as a Tiger Reserve.
  • The new Reserve is located in the northern part of the state, bordering Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand.


Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It was identified as part of the Sarguja Jashpur Elephant Reserve in 2011.
  • The Guru Ghasidas National Park used to be part of the Sanjay National Park in undivided Madhya Pradesh. Both were identified as reserve forests, and had been in line to be notified as Tiger Reserve since 2011.


Significance, importance

  • Guru Ghasidas National Park was the last known habitat of the Asiatic cheetah in the country.
  • Originally part of the Sanjay Dubri National Park, Guru Ghasidas Park was created as a separate entity in Chhattisgarh’s Sarguja region after the formation of the state in 2001.


Other protected areas of Chhattisgarh