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New tiger reserve being considered by Odisha government

A proposal to declare the Sunabeda sanctuary as a Tiger Reserve is under active consideration of the Odisha government, State Forest and Environment Bikram Keshari Arukh told the Assembly today.  He said seven Forest divisions of the state have now 40 Royal Bengal Tigers, including 13 male, 24 female and three cubs. While Similipal division has the highest number of 26 Royal Bengal tigers including 9 male, 14 female and three cubs and the Sundergarh Forest Division has only one female tiger.  See link below to read the report in Web India 123.