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Proposal for new tiger wildlife sanctuary in MP.

Approximately 258 sq km of forest in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh will become the Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Wildlife Sanctuary, if all goes to plan. However, there are 88 villages within a five kms circumference of the proposed sanctuary.  The tiger real-estate of Madhya Pradesh is all set to expand with the brand new Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Wildlife Sanctuary in Bundelkhand region in Sagar district. The sanctuary project was recently sanctioned by the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chauhan at a meeting of the state wildlife board. The initiative was mooted in order to enhance and protect wildlife in the state.   The proposed sanctuary will cover 258.64 square kilometres of forest that comes under the north Sagar forest department. Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Wildlife Sanctuary will have the Dhasan river as well as several other streams flowing through it.  The dense forests and plentitude of water in the area has made this a haven for wild animals. A favourite haunt of leopards, a lot of tigers prowl the area too. Tigers from the Panna Tiger Reserve are often found in this part of the forest.  See link below to read more on this report.