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UP to get its first tiger reserve in Bundelkhand region

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Sep 29, 2022 10:00 AM

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In order to promote tiger conservation in the state, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved the establishment of the state's first tiger reserve in the Bundelkhand region.

The cabinet approved notifying Ranipur Tiger Reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, in a meeting presided over by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The tiger reserve will span across 52,989.863 hectare of land including 29,958.863 hectare of buffer area and 23,031.00 hectare of core area which was already notified as Ranipur wildlife sanctuary in Chitrakoot district of the state.

According to a statement issued here by the state government, a decision has also been made to establish the Ranipur Tiger Conservation Foundation, as well as to sanction the necessary posts.

According to the report, the Ranipur Tiger Reserve area is home to tiger, leopard, bear, spotted deer, sambhar, chinkara, reptiles, and other mammals.

The establishment of Ranipur Tiger Reserve will be a watershed moment for wildlife conservation in Bundelkhand, as well as the opening of the area's eco-tourism potential, creating massive job opportunities for the local population.

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