Nagzira Tiger Reserve is a small wildlife sanctuary in Nagzira is in the northeast corner of Maharashtra, India. Nestled within the Vidarbha mountain range, it is often referred to as the ‘green oasis’ of the region. Its rocky and undulating terrain is covered with thick Teak forests that support healthy populations of some of India’s most endangered floral and faunal biodiversity.
The Gond kings once ruled these forests. In 1970 it was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary and in 2012, the state government announced to merge this sanctuary with another national park to include in Saving tiger project. The Sanctuary is a part of the Nagzira-Navegaon Tiger Reserve. Nagzira Tiger Reserve is amongst the lesser known forests of central India, and therefore not severely affected by large-scale tourism. It currently attracts only hard-core wildlife lovers and wildlife photographers. One of the unique features of this sanctuary is the existence of diverse vegetation type ranging from dry mixed forests to moist forests. More than 200 species of plants are found in this forest with Teak tree being the dominant and bamboos are often present in slopes.
FLORA AND FAUNA
The Nagzira Tiger Reserve near Asteya Kanha Nagzira is rich in bio-diversity and has linkages with Kanha, Pench and Tadoba Tiger Reserves. It has 34 species of mammals such as Tiger, Indian Gaur, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild boar, Sloth bear, Barking Deer, Leopard and a very healthy population of Wild dogs. This popular national park in Nagzira is home to more than 202 of the most beautiful and colourful birds' species, such as Storks, Barbets, Woodpeckers, Hornbills, Pitas, Shrikes, Flycatchers, Cormorants and Herons.
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