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Similipal Tiger Reserve UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • Concerned over the sizeable number of pseudo-melanistic tigers in its Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) ,Its largely due to inbreeding

  • The Odisha government has written to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to consider introducing female tigers from other landscapes to the reserve.

  • According to the All Odisha Tiger Estimation (AOTE 2023-24) report, which was released on Monday, 30 tigers were found in the State’s forests. 

  • With 24 adult tigers, the STR currently holds the largest share of the State’s tiger population.

Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR)

  • The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) is a national park and tiger reserve located in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha

  • It covers an area of 2,750 square kilometers and is part of the Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve.

  • The park is named after the abundance of red silk cotton trees (Sal) that grow in the area. 

  • It is home to a variety of wildlife, including the Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, gaur, and chausingha

  • The park is also an important bird area, with over 300 species of birds recorded. 

  • The Similipal Tiger Reserve is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming to see the wildlife, hike in the hills, and visit the waterfalls.

  • The park is also home to the indigenous communities of the Konda and Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PTGs). 

  • These communities have lived in the Similipal hills for centuries and have a deep connection to the forest.

Nandankanan Zoological Park

  • The Nandankanan Zoological Park is located in the state of Odisha, India

  • It is situated near the capital city, Bhubaneswar, and is known for its beautiful natural setting.



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Similipal Tiger Reserve UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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