Similipal Tiger Reserve Ranks 2nd in Terms of NTCA Safety Index
Baripada: Similipal Tiger Reserve in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha has been placed in second position in the safety index of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) whereas Dudhwa National Park of Madhya Pradesh topped. Satkosia wildlife sanctuary secured 11th place in the list.
The NTCA has issued this safety index using state-of-the-art technology for the conservation of wildlife, tiger conservation projects, and rare biodiversity.
Through the M-STrIPES app, the NTCA had monitored the patrolling system at 34 tiger sanctuaries in India. The app helps to measure how many kilometers the sanctuary is patrolled within a specified time frame. According to NTCA and Wildlife Institute of India (WII), patrolling in around 50,000 km has been done in Similipal sanctuary.