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Achanakmar Tiger Reserve : Recover Big Cat Numbers

Achanakmar Tiger Reserve : Recover Big Cat Numbers

The officials in Achanakmar Tiger Reserve have been trying to recover big cat numbers.

  • A recent NTCA report found Chhattisgarh had only 17 tigers compared to 46 in 2014.
  • Tracking teams inside Achanakmar Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh are undertaking a grueling task keeping tabs on a tigress released in April 2023 to augment the reserve’s falling population of the big cat.

Achanakmar Tiger Reserve:-

  • Location: Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. (Indravati Tiger Reserve)
  • Area: approximately 553.286 sq. Km.
  • It is a part of the huge Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve.
  • Mountain Ranges: Maikal mountain range
  • Water bodies: Maniyari River.
  • In 1975, Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary was established, under the provisions of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
  • In 2005, the Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve was created by the Government of India.
  • It was declared a tiger reserve in 2009.
  • Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve was recognized by UNESCO in 2012 for its biological diversity and cultural significance.