The MoEFCC has approved moving 4-5 tigers to Navegaon-Nagzira.

4-5 female tigers from Bramhapuri will be relocated to Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve . The plan is to increase the number of tigers in the Northeastern Region .

Nagpur, September 15, The MoEFCC (wildlife division) approved radiocollaring of 4-5 female tigers from Bramhapuri for conservation translocation to the Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) in Gondia and Bhandara districts, as revealed by PCCF (wildlife) Sunil Limaye in May.The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)'s technical committee approved the scheme on September 15, 2022.The MoEFCC approval was given by the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.Limaye was contacted by Rakesh Kumar Jagenia, deputy IGF (wildlife), in this context.

Officials from Bramhapuri are also waiting for a formal agreement.The tigresses were identified as two-year-old siblings, according to Limaye, who said that they will be relocated soon.These cats are not cattle lifters and are not involved in any interaction with people.The initiative will be carried out with assistance from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), according to forest officials, the basic principle is to combat the rising man-animal conflict in Chandrapur district, where the number of tigers has increased sharply.

According to the All India Tiger Estimation (AITE)-2018, which is conducted every four years, there are 312 tigers in Maharashtra.However, Vidarbha has a minimum of 352 tigers and 635 leopards, according to a Phase-IV annual estimate obtained by the government in 2021.At least 200 tigers are endemic in Chandrapur district alone, and more than 62 people have died in the last nine months.To do so, it is crucial to find locations to relocate promising applicants.