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Satpura Tiger Reserve

Satpura Tiger Reserve is located in the Satpura ranges of Central Indian Landscape and is one of the major geographical plateaux of India.

Satpura Tiger Reserve is located in the Satpura ranges of Central Indian Landscape and is one of the major geographical plateaux of India, lying in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. 

About Satpura Tiger Reserve

  • It is located in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is located in the Satpura ranges of the Central Indian Landscape.
  • It lies south of the river Narmada.
  • Satpura, basically meaning “Seven Folds”, forms a watershed between Narmada and Tapti Rivers.
  • It has corridor connectivity with Pench National Park.
  • The habitat is also an important testimony to human evolution as it houses more than 50 rock shelters which are almost 1500 to 10,000 years old.
  • Geological formations include the Deccan trap series, Gondwanas and Metamorphic rocks.

Southern tropical moist deciduous forest, Southern tropical dry deciduous forest, Tropical riparian fringing forest, southern tropical thorn forest, central Indian sun tropical hill forest, Dry and moist grassland.

Flora and Fauna

  • Apart from being an area of protection to Tigers in the country, Satpura Tiger Reserve and forest also comprises almost 14 endangered species, more than 300 bird species, 52 mammal species and 31 species of reptiles
  • Satpura Tiger Reserve is also commonly known as the northern extremity of Western Ghats because of the presence of 26 species of the Himalayan region and 42 species of Nilgiri areas.
Few of the species found include:
Bird SpeciesMalabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Paradise Flycatcher, Bar-headed Geese, Pintails, Spot-bills, spoon-bills, etc.
Endangered SpeciesGiant Squirrel, Indian Skimmer, Black-bellied Tern, Leaf-nosed Bat, etc.
Other SpeciesEurasian Otter, Black Buck, Leopard, Dhole, Indian Gaur, Smooth-coated Otter, Sloth Bear, etc. 

Read also:- National Tiger Conservation Authority: Project Tiger

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