Tuesday, August 18, 2020

03) Bor Wildlife Sanctuary (Wardha)

 Bor Tiger Reserve,


The Bor Tiger Reserve is a wildlife sanctuary that was declared a tiger reserve in July 2014.
Bor Sanctuary is located in Wardha district of Maharashtra.
This sanctuary is famous for tigers. The average surface area of this reserve is 138.12 sq. Km.
A dam in this sanctuary has no shortage of water  and because of that Drainage basin are seen in this reserve.

(Do you know,It is worth noting that the Bor Tiger Reserve and some nearby protected areas will be merged into the Pench Tiger Reserve (Maharashtra) as a ‘satellite core area’, doubling the area under the established tiger reserve.)

The Bor Tiger Reserve is centrally located among the other habitats of the Bengal tiger,
1) Pench Tiger Project, Maharashtra, 90 sq. Km to the northeast,
2) Nagzira Navegaon Tiger Reserve, 125 sq. Km,
3) Southeast Umred Karandhala Wildlife Sanctuary, 75 sq. Km,
4) Tadoba - Dark Tiger Project, 85 sq. Km,
5) Melghat Tiger Reserve, 140 sq. Km towards west northwest,
6) Northwest Satpuda National Park and Tiger Reserve, 160 sq. Km,

There are 6 Tiger Reserves near the  Bor, out of which 5 Tiger Reserves are in Maharashtra. Bor is one of them.

In April 2012, the Maharashtra State Government issued a notification to add 60 sq km to the old .61.1 sq km area of ​​the Bor Sanctuary. The new core zone of 115.9 sq km is the most protected and impregnable part of the sanctuary where the public is not allowed.

It covers an area of ​​95.7% of the total area.
Most of the core areas are compatible with the best forest areas of Wardha Forest Department and Nagpur Forest Department.

(Do you know,The eco-tourism zone designated for public access for nature and wildlife tourism is 4.3% of the total sanctuary area.)

The purpose of the tourism sector is to educate the people about the importance of nature and wildlife conservation.

The Bor Tiger Reserve is divided into 2 parts of the Bor Reservoir, 40 km square in the east, and 21 km square in the east.
The western part is 95% in Wardha district and 90% is in Nagpur district.
The bore reserve area is about 7.25 sq km and is not included in the total sanctuary area.

In the forest there are,Teak, Ain, Tendu and Bamboo are the main shrubs of forests.
The main herbs found in the sanctuary are Tarot, Tenella, Tarwar, Gokharu, Wighte, Wanbhendi, Veltri and Waghori.

Mainly mammals like Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Indian bison, blue bull, chital, sambar deer, peacock, barking deer, rat deer, monkey, wild boar, lazy bear and wild dog live here.

The sanctuary has more than 160 species of birds belonging to 46 families of 16 different orders. This includes more than 10 species of migratory birds and 9 species of endangered birds.

(Do you know,The sanctuary has one of the most beautiful views of wildlife, and the sanctuary is home to many endangered species due to that, the sanctuary is unique and special)

It is a reserve of 26 species of reptiles in 11 families, of which 6 species are endangered, Indian cobra, Russell's snake, Indian rock python, Indian rat snake, checkered keelback, and monitor lizard.

This is the 2nd sanctuary in the tiger project in Maharashtra, the first is the Yaval Wildlife Sanctuary which is also known as the Satpuda Range.

It’s all about the Bore Tiger Reserve,As a zoologist I have a special place in my heart for the bore reserve.

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Myself Kartik Raising and I completed my bachelor in zoology from KBC NMU, Jalgaon Maharashtra India 425209