Amrabad Tiger Reserve
Posted on : 01 Jan 2020Views: 627
- Recently, Centre granted “in-principle” clearance for uranium exploration in Amrabad Tiger Reserve in Telangana.
- It is India’s second-largest tiger reserve, next only to its sibling, the original NagarjunasagarSrisailam Tiger Reserve.
- The area proposed for mining falls under the Amrabad and Nudigal Reserved Forests of the ‘core area’ of the tiger reserve. It has a good diversity of forests and wildlife.
- The area lies along a patch where the Nallavagu and Dindi rivers merge, forming a major tributary and catchment of the Krishna river. The forest here is pristine. Some of the areas have been given as pattas under the Forest Rights Act.
- The rich diversity of wildlife includes tiger, leopard, dhole, wolf, Indian fox, jackal, honey badger, nilgai, sambar, chowsingha and sloth bear. There is also the endemic yellow-throated bulbul and the star tortoise.
- The exploration will expose and pollute surface water, ground water and leech the minerals and dangerous chemicals into the Nagarjunasagar dam. The roads will fragment and degrade the dry forests, which may never recover after such a massive exercise.
Article Related Questions
Amrabad Tiger Reserve, recently in news, is located in?
Right Ans : Telangana