Indian Tiger Reserve May Soon be Tigerless

Wildlife Extra has reported that the Satkosia Tiger Reserve may soon soon be tigerless.

In a 2010 survey, the Satkosia Tiger Reserve tiger population was estimated at eight, however, there now seems to be just one or two tigers remaining in the reserve.

The prey base in the tiger habitat, which is connected to the tiger habitats of Central and Southern Odisha and onwards to the Central India tiger landscape, has improved over the last few years with the population of wild boar, spotted deer, and sambhar increasing significantly but this has not helped the tiger population.

“Prey base has improved and so has the habitat and there is no record of poaching but no sign of repopulation. It may have to do with the sex ratio of the existing population,” said The Satkosia Tiger Reserve Field Director, Pandav Behera.

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