This is a piece of good news for wildlife lovers as all tiger reserves in the Maharasthra region will be reopened, informed an official from the state government.
All tiger reserves and wildlife sanctuaries are reopened from February 02, said the official.
The divisional forest officer stated that Pench Tiger Reserve, Bor Tiger Reserve, and Umred Paoni Karhandala Sanctuary would be opened for tourism. All these wildlife parks were shut down since January 11 amid a rising number of covid cases.
On February 01, Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur District was reopened to the public after being closed since January 11. Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) Field Director Manikanda Ramanujam informed that the necessary Covid-19 protocols would be followed, and visitors should be fully vaccinated for entry.
Officials further stated that it is the responsibility of the management at these wildlife parks to make sure that guides, gypsy carriers, gate staff, and other personnel are fully vaccinated.
Vidarbha, in Maharasthra, comprises of Nagpur Division and Amravati Division, where Nagpur is the largest city, followed by Amravati. This is one of the oldest National Park and is among the country’s 39 tiger reserves.