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Nearly 3,996 fires have been recorded during the last seven days only in Telangana indicating ‘sabotage’. Maximum damage was seen in the The Kawal Tiger Reserve (KTR)

  • Alerts were put out by the Forest Fire Alert System based on satellite remote sensing technology.

About The Kawal Tiger Reserve (KTR)

Location

Adilabad district in Telangana 

Ecology

Flora:Dry Deciduous Teak Forests mixed with Bamboo.

Fauna:Mammal species that have been sighted include tiger, leopard, gaur, cheetal, sambar, nilgai, barking deer, chowsingha, sloth bear.

Threats

Growing human encroachments, rampant poaching, illegal wood felling and habitat loss.

Also readOne-Fifth Of India’s Forests Prone To Fire: Forest Survey Of India

India State Of Forest Report

Source

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