Maharashtra government planning to relocate tigers from Vidarbha region to sanctuaries
A committee has been formed to examine translocation proposal of tigers from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to sanctuaries elsewhere where their population is smaller.
Maharashtra Government is planning to relocate tigers from Vidarbha region of the state to the sanctuaries elsewhere where their population is smaller, including Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR).
Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR) is located in Sahyadri ranges in the western Maharashtra, which has only seven tigers at present.
The information was given in the Legislative Assembly of the State by State’s forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar. The forest minister said that the government had set up a committee to examine this issue, and a decision will be taken based on its recommendations.
The committee will examine translocation proposal. It will consult experts from the Centre and submit its report in 2-3 months.
He also said that most deaths of tigers happen due to territorial fights owing to overpopulation.