Melghat Tiger Reserve : Tiger Found Dead
A tiger was recently found dead in the Susarda range in the Paratwada division of Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) buffer zone.
- Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) is located in the Amaravati district of Maharashtra.
- It is located on the southern offshoot of the Satpura Hill Range in Central India, called Gavilgarh Hill.
- It was established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1967 and was declared a tiger reserve in 1974.
- It was the first tiger reserve in Maharashtra.
- It was among the first nine tiger reserves notified in 1973-74 under Project Tiger.
- The name ‘Melghat’ means the confluence of various ‘ghats’ or valleys, as is typical from the landscape of this tiger Reserve.
- The forest is tropical dry deciduous in nature, dominated by teak.