Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve Becomes 7th Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve has become the seventh tiger reserve of Madhya Pradesh, which has highest number of tigers in the country.

The number of tigers in Madhya Pradesh rose from 526 in 2018 to 785 in 2022.

Until now, Madhya Pradesh had six tiger reserves – Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Satpura, Pench, Panna and Sanjay-Dubri.

The new Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve is spread across Sagar, Damoh and Narsinghpur districts. It has an area of about 1,414 square kilometers in the core area and 925.12 square kilometres in the buffer zone.

As per the report ‘Status of Tigers: Co-predators & Prey in India-2022’, released by the National Tiger Conservation Authority and Wildlife Institute of India in July this year, MP (785) has the highest number of tigers in the country, followed by Karnataka (563) and Uttarakhand (560).



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