Tadoba-andhari Tiger Reserve is the pristine and unique eco-system situated in the Chandrapur district of the Maharashtra State of India. The Reserve contains some of the best of forest tracks and endowed with rich biodiversity. It is famous for its natural heritage. Tadoba-andhari Tiger Reserve is the second Tiger Reserve in the State.
Tadoba-andhari Tiger reserve was created in 1995. The area of the Reserve is 625.40 sq. km. This includes Tadoba National Park, created in 1955 with an area of 116.55 sq. km. and andhari Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1986 with an area of 508.85 sq. km. The Reserve is constituted with 577.96 sq. km. Reserve Forest, 32.51 sq. km. Protected Forest and 14.93 sq. km. other areas.
Southern tropical Dry Deciduous Forest – 5A-CI-1B
Teak, Ain, Bija, Dhauda, Haldu, Salai, Semal, Tendu and bamboo.
Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur or Indian Bison, Rusty Spotted Cat, Ratel, Indian mouse deer, Spotted deer, Sambar, Wild Boar, Four horned antelope, Wild dog, Flying Squirrel etc.
Special Projects :
The study of regeneration status of different plant species .
The crop composition in the Tadoba-andhari Tiger Reserve .
Under the Maharashtra Forestry Project funded by the World Bank, eco development activities have been taken up in ten villages situated on the periphery of the Reserve.
Village Forest Protection Committees:
No village Forest Protection Committee has been formed. However, the village Eco-development Executive Committees have a reciprocal agreement with the Reserve management for protection of the Reserve in lieu of the village eco development inputs received.