30 tigers to be relocated from Chandrapur to other parts of state: Mungantiwar


Maharashtra Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has said that to prevent incidents of man-animal conflict in Chandrapur, a total of 30 tigers will be shifted from the district to other parts of the state.

In the first phase, five cats will be relocated to Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve in neighboring Gondia district, while in the second phase, 25 individuals will be relocated elsewhere in the state, they said.

Mungantiwar, who is the state forest and cultural affairs minister and guardian minister of Chandrapur district, was speaking at a program on ‘Opportunities and activities in the field of fish business’ in Sauli tehsil of Chandrapur on Saturday evening.

“The number of human deaths due to tiger attacks in Chandrapur is increasing day by day. So it has become necessary to take measures to reduce human-wildlife conflict. The number of tigers in the district has increased and they are intruding. into human habitation,” he said.

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“Tiger inside Chandrapur The district will be transformed in two phases. In the first phase, five of them will be shifted to Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve in Gondia. In the second phase, 25 more tigers will be relocated to Sahyadri, Melghat and Sambhajinagar.

The minister further said that the state government has taken necessary permission from the Centre.

He said that the relocation of the tigers would bring relief to the villagers of Chandrapur and help reduce human-animal conflict.

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