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1st May, 2023 Environment

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  • A tigress that had been captured in Chhattisgarh’s Surajpur district was released into Achanakmar Tiger Reserve in Bilaspur district.



  • Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary in Mungeli district of Chhattisgarh and in the Anuppur and Dindori districts of Madhya Pradesh in India.


  • It was established in 1975, under the provisions of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, and declared as a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger, in 2009.
  • It is a part of the Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve.
  • Linked by the hilly Kanha-Achanakmar Corridor to the tiger reserve in Kanha, Madhya Pradesh, the sanctuary comprises 557.55 km2of forest.
  • The sanctuary is close to Amarkantak, the source of the Son River and Narmada River.


  • Forest vegetation mainly comprises Sal, Saja, Bija, and Bamboo.


  • The sanctuary is home to the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, gaur, chital, striped hyena, Indian jackal, sloth bear, Ussuri dhole, sambar, nilgai, four-horned antelope, chinkara, blackbuck, Indian muntjac and wild boar, four variety of monkeys among other species.


Q) Which of the following statements with reference to Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is/are incorrect?

a. The sanctuary is close to Amarkantak, the source of the Son River and Narmada River.

b. It was declared as a tiger reserve in 1975.

c. It is a sanctuary spread across Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer: 4