Largest Tiger Reserve in India [Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam]
India has 53 tiger reserves, governed by Project Tiger. NTCA (National Tiger Conservation Authority) administers it. Of these 53 tiger reserves, the Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the largest. Here are the features of the largest tiger reserve in India-
- Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is located in the Nallamala forest that covers 5 districts.
- The reserve's total area is 3,728 km2, with a core area of 1200 km2.
- It receives an average annual rainfall of 1,000 mm (39 in).
- The major types of forests are Deccan thorn scrub forests, southern tropical dry mixed deciduous forests, and Hardwickia forests.
- Mammals residing in the area include Bengal tiger, Indian pangolin, chevrotain, Indian leopard, sloth bear, Indian python, Rat snake, Wildboar, Mongoose, and more.
- The major flora of the reserve is Anogeissus latifolia (axle wood), Boswellia serrata (Indian Frankincense), Terminalia spp, etc.