SUBJECT :Amangarh, one of the prime tiger reserves in India and Uttar Pradesh, will be developed as ecotourism zone by the state government. 

Uttar Pradesh, April, 11, 2018: Amangarh, one of the prime tiger reserves in India and Uttar Pradesh, will be developed as ecotourism zone by the state government. Earlier, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at an event organised in Dudhwa National Park had declared that several places in the state would be developed as Dudhwa National Park tourist hotspots to attract more and more tourists.

The decision to develop Amangarh as an eco-tourism zone has been taken in the wake of this announcement only and soon the state will have its second ecotourism hotspot. The national park is spread across a huge 95 sq/km area having a blend of deep forest, grasslands and wetlands.

Some of the prime wildlife attractions of the park are Asiatic elephant and tiger. Besides, the sanctuary is also home to other wild animals including leopard, chital, sambar deer, bear, wild boar and jackal, among others. When it comes to avifauna, one can easily spot the pretty spangled drongo, golden backed woodpecker, owlet and hornbill which add to the natural heritage of the region.

However, most of the wildlife lovers come here in search of Royal Bengal Tiger, which is the star attraction of the place. But the increasing number of hunters killing tigers has become a worrisome issue. In the year 2008, 29 tigers were found dead in the country, while in 2009, the numbers went up to 32 tigers and in 2013, 42 tigers were killed.

The UP Government is making all the moves to protect tigers and provide them a safe home.


Source: Times of India