• Recently, the National Tiger Conservation Authority has asked Odisha to submit a status report on the adverse impact of tourism on Satkosia Tiger Reserve.

More about Tiger Reserve

    • Satkosia Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve located in the Angul district of Odisha, India covering an area of 988.30 km
    • Satkosia Tiger Reserve was designated in 2007, and comprises the Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary and the adjacent Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary.


  • is located where the Mahanadi River passes through a 22 km long gorge in the Eastern Ghats mountains.


  • Mammals found include the leopard, indian wild dog or the (dhole), wild boars , striped hyena, sloth bear, leopard cat and the jungle cat. The major herbivores include the Asian elephant which is found in large numbers and can often be seen crossing rivers.
  • Tigers are currently not here. The National Tiger Conservation Authority(NTCA), which had approved the transfer of six tigers from the wild of Madhya Pradesh’s Kanha National Park to Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha, has suspended the tiger translocation project pending a detailed review
  • The decision was taken after the first big cat, a male Royal Bengal tiger that had been translocated from Kanha tiger reserve in MP to Satkosia in Angul in June this year, was found dead in core area of the forest Currently, the translocation program has been suspended.

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