Bor Wildlife Sanctuary has been approved as a Tiger Reserve. A proposal from the Maharashtra Government was approved by the MoEF to notify the Bor Sanctuary, New Bor Sanctuary and the New Bor Extended wildlife sanctuary as a core/critical tiger habitat of a tiger reserve with an area of 13812.14 hectres or 128.1214 sq.km.
Bor which was notified as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1970, gets its status upgraded after 44 years and has become the 6th Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra and 47th in the country.
Rich in biodiversity with a wide variety of flora and fauna, including tiger, co-predators, prey animals and birds. The habitat is scenic and is on the boundary of Nagpur and Wardha districts, amidst the Satpura-Maikal landscape, forming catchment of the river Bor. The sanctuary is also an important corridor between Tadoba-Andhari and Pench Tiger Reserves of the State. Further details about this places can be found here: http://www.indiawilds.com/forums/showthread.php?13713-The-Bor-Wild-life-Sanctuary-The-gem-of-Wardha
and here: http://www.indiawilds.com/forums/sho...life-Sanctuary
It is a good move to upgrade the status of this lovely place to that of a Tiger Reserve as it becomes entitled to receive additional funding and technical support for preservation of the habitat. However, it is very important to appoint the right field directors and other personnel including rangers, foresters, forest guards and watchers. Unless the field staff depend on the old school philosophy of rigorous foot patrolling to protect the habitat and wildlife, get local intelligence about poaching and wood cutting and catch and prosecute the offenders, it is like a leaking bucket being given a new paint. No amount of change in nomenclature is going to save our wilderness areas and the magnificent wildlife unless there are committed individuals to save them backed by will power of politicians and authorities.