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BRT Tiger Reserve UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • Nearly 60 acres of forest were affected by a major fire, ostensibly triggered by some unidentified miscreants, at Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple (BRT) Tiger Reserve, in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka.

  • The fire was first noticed around 9.30 a.m. Extreme heat and wind were fanning the flames, according to authorities. 

  • Authorities said the miscreants had lit the fire to the ridge line near a dam in the Bylur wildlife range.

  • A case has been registered under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

  • The Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple Tiger Reserve, also known as BRT Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • It is a protected area located in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, India. 

  • Location: Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka, India

  • Area: 539.52 sq km

  • Significance: Wildlife corridor connecting the Eastern Ghats to the Western Ghats, facilitating gene flow between animal populations

  • Habitat: Dry deciduous forests, moist deciduous forests, semi-evergreen forests, evergreen forests, and shola patches

BRT Tiger Reserve

  • The BRT Tiger Reserve is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna

Wildlife species found in the reserve include:

  1. Tigers

  2. Elephants

  3. Leopards

  4. Wild dogs

  5. Gaur (Indian bison)

  6. Sambar deer

  7. Spotted deer   etc

  • The Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is located on the edge of a precipice within the reserve. 

  • The reserve is also home to the Soliga tribe, an indigenous people who have lived in the Biligiriranga Hills for centuries.



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