Maharashtra proposing to promote Tiger Tourism

Tiger tourists in Tadoba
Vikram Potdar
Tadoba and Melghat tiger reserves are popular sites for tiger spotting.

Maharashtra is proposing to advertise its tiger assets and increase tourism. The government is proposing to tag Nagpur as the ‘tiger capital’ to promote the state . The state has an estimated 169 tigers (as per the 2010 Tiger Estimation Survey). Tadoba, Melghat and Sahayadri reserves have shown an increase in tiger population, according to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, A. K. Khetrapal. Maharashtra has 4 reserves and 34 sanctuaries. The state has created buffer zones of around 8 – 10 kms around the sanctuaries and introduced a protection force to prevent poaching.

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