Satkosia Tiger Reserve

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Satkosia Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve located in the Angul district of Odisha, India covering an area of 988.30 km².[1]

It is located where the Mahanadi River passes through a 22 km long gorge in the Eastern Ghats mountains.

The tiger reserve is located in the Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests ecoregion. The major plant communities are mixed deciduous forests including Sal (Shorea robusta), and riverine forest.[2]

Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary was created in 1976, with an area of 796 km².[3] Saktosia Tiger Reserve was designated in 2007, and comprises the Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary and the adjacent Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary.[4]

References

  1. ^ pib.nic.in: Eight New Tiger Reserves
  2. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh (1993). Biodiversity and Its Conservation in India. Indus Books. p. 244.
  3. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh (1993). Biodiversity and Its Conservation in India. Indus Books. p. 244.
  4. ^ "Satkosia Tiger Reserve" Accessed 23 July 2014. [1]

External links

  • Official website
  • orissalinks.com: Archive for the 'Satkosia gorge and tiger reserve' Category
  • telegraphindia.com: Nature spreads wings at Satkosia
  • sanctuaryasia.com: National Wildlife Week – Grim, Grimmer… Grimmest?

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