Good news for tigers with a new buffer zone declared in India.
Maharashtra has finally declared an area of 1241.27 sq km as a Buffer Zone of Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve for the purpose of ensuring that the Critical Tiger Habitat (CTH) or core has adequate area for dispersal of tigers and other species as well as promoting co-existence between wildlife and humans. The notification issued by the Revenue and Forests Department, dated September 7, has been welcomed by wildlife activists. The process had been going on for two to three years now and will prove to be a major catalyst in wildlife conservation as well as livelihood of villages falling in this buffer zone. Please follow the link below to read the report in DNA.