Buxa Tiger Reserve


  • In a major success for tiger conservation, a tiger have returned in West Bengal’s Buxa Tiger Reserve. The last time there has been an undisputed claim of the presence of a tiger in the reserve located in north Bengal was in 1998.

About Buxa Tiger Reserve

  • A tiger reserve in northern West Bengal
  • It ranges in the Gangetic Plains bordering the Himalayas in the north.
  • Lies in Alipurduar district. Buxa Tiger reserve
  • Its northern boundary runs along the international border with Bhutan.
  • The Sinchula hill range lies all along the northern side of BTR and the eastern boundary touches that of the Assam state.
  • It is the easternmost extension of extreme bio-diverse North-East India and represents highly endemic Indo-Malayan region.
  • The fragile “Terai Eco-System” constitutes a part of this reserve.
  • The Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary of Bhutan is contiguous to the north of BTR.
  • Manas National Park lies on east of BTR.
  • Serves as international corridor for Asian elephant migration between India and Bhutan.
  • To the south-west, the Chilapata Forests form an elephant corridor to the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Mining Area for Stromatolite bearing Dolomite Limestones.
  • Rajabhatkhawa Vulture Breeding Centre at Buxa Tiger Reserve for the breeding and conservation of endangered Indian vultures.

Source: TH & Wikipedia

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