The UP Government has approved the proposal regarding the establishment of 'Ranipur Tiger Reserve'
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The proposal regarding the establishment of 'Ranipur Tiger Reserve' was approved in the cabinet meeting held on September 27 under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary at Chitrakoot will be the first tiger reserve of Bundelkhand and the fourth tiger reserve of the state.
The tiger reserve will span across 53,000 hectares of land, including 30,000 hectares of buffer area and 23,000 hectares of core area which was already notified as Ranipur wildlife sanctuary in Chitrakoot district of the state.
Once the Ranipur Tiger Reserve is notified, it will become a part of Project Tiger of the Government of India.
After coming to the submerged area due to the formation of this Tiger Reserve, tigers will come here from Panna Tiger Reserve. They can be rehabilitated safely.
The cabinet has also decided to set up the Ranipur Tiger Conservation Foundation.
About Ranipur Tiger Reserve
Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the UP-MP border in Chitrakoot and about 150 km from Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
Covered with northern tropical dry deciduous forests, this area is home to tigers, leopards, bears, spotted deer, sambar, chinkara and other mammals.
Established in 1977, it is one of the main attractions of Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh.
Other tiger reserves in Uttar Pradesh
At present there are three tiger reserves in the state. These include Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Amangarh Tiger Reserve and Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.
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