Sahyadri Tiger Reserve

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Sahyadri Tiger Reserve
Wildlife Sanctuary
Country India
StateMaharashtra
Established2008
Area
 • Total1,166 km2 (450 sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Governing bodyGovernment of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Project Tiger

Sahyadri Tiger Reserve is a reserve in the state of Maharashtra. It was created by the Indian government in 2008.[1] The Sahyadri Tiger Reserve is located in the Sahyadri Ranges of the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, and is a part of the ecoregions of North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests[2] and North Western Ghats montane rain forests.[3] These ranges form a common boundary between Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa, and constitute rich evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests. The area is spread over four districts, namely Satara (Mahabaleshwar, Medha, Satara and Patan tahasils), Sangli (Shirala tahasil), Kolhapur (Shauwadi tahasil) and Ratnagiri (Sangameshwar, Chiplun and Khed tahasils).

Area[edit]

The reserve spreads over Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary forming the northern portion and Chandoli National Park forming the southern part of the reserve. Recently reserve is extended towards Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary.

The total area of the tiger reserve is:[4][5]

  • Core Area: 600.12 km2 (231.71 sq mi)
  • Buffer Area: 565 km2 (218 sq mi)
  • Total Area: 1,166 km2 (450 sq mi)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four more tiger reserves to come up in the country". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Southern Asia: Southwestern India". WWF. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ Wikramanayake, Eric; Eric Dinerstein; Colby J. Loucks; et al. (2002). Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo-Pacific: a Conservation Assessment. Island Press; Washington, DC. pp 281-284.
  4. ^ "Core buffer areas". Government of India. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Tiger Reserves - Wildlife Institute of India, an Autonomous Institute of MoEF, Govt. of India". Retrieved 28 February 2016.