UP's Suhelwa sanctuary records first photographic proof of tigers

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UP's Suhelwa sanctuary records first photographic proof of tigers

The recently released report on the census of tigers in the country states that Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary is a new area where photographic evidence of tigers has been recorded for the first time.

About Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary

  • The sanctuary, located in Shravasti, Balrampur and Gonda districts of Uttar Pradesh, was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1988.

  • It is spread over an area of 452 sq km.

  • It is situated on the Indo-Nepal international border and is rich in natural resources.

  • It is named after King Soheldev.

  • Adjacent to the sanctuary area are the Shivalik ranges of the Himalayas.

  • It is one of the important places in the Bhabar-Tarai eco-system region which is rich in biodiversity.

  • Vegetation: Sal, Asana, Khair, Teak etc. are the main trees. The sanctuary area is rich in medicinal plants. Some species of medicinal plants are Safed Musuli, Kali Musuli, Piperwala Longum and Adhtoda Vasika etc.

  • Fauna: Various types of mammals are found here. Leopard, bear, wolf, hyena, jackal, wild boar, sambar, spotted deer etc.

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