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Indravati Tiger Reserve                                     

27th December, 2021 Environment

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Context: At Indravati Tiger Reserve, where a tiger census is underway.

  • The tiger census work will cover 400 square kilometres in Indravati Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.
  • This is the first time tiger counting will be carried in such a large area of the reserve, which is a Maoist-affected area.
  • The connectivity between Tadoba Tiger Reserve and Indravati Tiger Reserve makes the latter an important tiger habitat in central India.

About Indravati Tiger Reserve:

  • Indravati National Park is a national park located in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state in India.
  • The park derives its name from the Indravati River, which flows from east to west and forms the northern boundary of the reserve with the Indian state of Maharashtra.
  • It is one of three Project Tiger sites in Chhattisgarh, along with Udanti-sitanadi, and is home to one of the last remaining populations of the endangered wild water buffalo.