Guru Ghasidas National Park And Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary As A Tiger Reserve:
National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has 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.
- This will be the fourth Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh, after the Udanti-Sitanadi, Achanakmar, and Indravati Reserves.
- Guru Ghasidas National Park was the last known habitat of the Asiatic cheetah in the country.
- Tiger reserve created by The approval is granted by NTCA under Section 38V(1) of The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
- The State Government shall, on the recommendation of the Tiger Conservation Authority, notify an area as a tiger reserve.