Satpura Tiger Reserve receives Earth Natwest Group Earth Heroes Award

Bhopal: Another achievement has been added to the account of Madhya Pradesh in the field of nature conservation. The Satpura Tiger Reserve of the state has received the Natwest Group Earth Heroes Award in the Earth Guardian category for best management. Forest Minister Dr. Kunwar Vijay Shah has congratulated
the staff related to the management of Satpura Tiger Reserve .

Satpura Tiger Reserve is the best example of the country

It is noteworthy that the Satpura Tiger Reserve has also been included in the potential list of World Heritage. Satpura Tiger Reserve in Hoshangabad district is spread over an area of ​​2130 square kilometer. It is part of the Deccan Bio-Geographic Region. It is the oldest forest wealth of the country, full of unprecedented natural beauty, which has been carefully preserved.

There are 26 species of flora found in the Himalayan region and 42 species found in the Nilgiri forests are also found abundant in the Satpura forest area. That is why it is also named as the Northern Ghats like the vast Western Ghats. Some species like the insectivorous Ghataparni, Bamboo, Hisalu, Baruhaldi are found both in Satpura and in the Himalayas. Similarly, among the species found in both the Western Ghats and Satpura, red sandalwood is the main one. Cinchona plant, from which malaria medicine quinine is made, is found here in large packages

The Satpura Tiger Reserve is said to be the soul of the eco-system of the central region of India. Here there are plants like Acai Vat, wild jasmine, which are not found anywhere else. Satpura National Park is well known for the presence of tigers and as their breeding ground. It is one of the regions of Central India with good presence of tigers. In terms of internal management of protected areas, Satpura Tiger Reserve is the best example of the country in itself. 17 percent of the country’s tiger population and 12 percent of the tiger habitat area comes in Satpura itself. It is the richest biodiversity area in the country.

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