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Buxa Tiger Reserve: In News

Buxa Tiger Reserve:

An increase in the forest density and the big cat prey base, especially deer, had attracted a Royal Bengal tiger, a first such sighting in 23 years, to the Buxa Tiger reserve

  • They believed that a favourable habitat at the tiger reserve would invite more tigers, which had migrated to neighbouring Bhutan.
  • The state shares a contiguous range of the protected area with Bhutan.
  • The forest department shared a camera trap picture of the tiger spotted at the East Damanpur range of the tiger reserve.
  • Buxa Tiger Reserve lies in Alipurduar district of West Bengal.
  • Its northern boundary runs along the international border with Bhutan. The Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary of Bhutan is contiguous to the north of BTR.
  • The Sinchula hill range lies all along the northern side of BTR and the eastern boundary touches that of the Assam state.
  • Manas National Park lies on east of BTR. BTR, thus, serves as international corridor for Asian elephant migration between India and Bhutan.
  • National Highway No.31 C roughly runs along its southern boundary.
  • It is the easternmost extension of extreme bio-diverse North-East India and represents highly endemic Indo-Malayan region.
  • The fragile “Terai Eco-System” constitutes a part of this reserve.