Two new tiger reserves in Maharashtra



Two new tiger reserves in Maharashtra Nagpur: The Nagzira-Navegaon and Bor forests from Vidarbha in Maharashtra would be given the status of tiger reserves, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said.

With this, the number of tiger reserves in the state would goes up to six. The other tiger reserves being Pench, Taloba and Melghat all in Vidarbha as well as one in Sahyadhri in Western Maharashtra.

The two new tiger reserves are located near Nagpur and the city may soon get to be known as tiger capital of the world as no other city anywhere which has an airport boasts of so many notified tiger parks in close proximity.

PTI