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Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) : Forest Fire

Forest Fire At Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) In Maharashtra:

Three laborers were killed and two others injured during an operation to douse a forest fire at Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) in Maharashtra.

  • It is situated in the Gondia and Bhandara districts of Maharashtra.
  • Gondia District shares common boundaries with the state of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on the north and eastern side respectively.
  • Strategically, the Tiger Reserve is located in the heart of the central Indian Tiger landscape which contributes almost one-sixth of the total tiger population of the country.
  • It was notified as to the 46th Tiger Reserve of India in December 2013.
  • NNTR comprised the notified area of Nawegaon National Park, Nawegaon Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, New Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, and Koka Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • NNTR has connectivity with the major tiger reserves in Central India like,
    • Kanha and Pench tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh,
    • Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra,
    • Indravati Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh,
    • Indirectly with the Kawal and Nagarjuna Sagar in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and, Achanakmar Tiger reserve in Chhattisgarh.
    • It is also connected to important tiger-bearing areas like the Umred-Karhandla sanctuary and Brahampuri Division (Maharashtra).