Located in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra, Tadoba Tiger Reserve India’s well-known tiger reserve. It is a part of the project tiger along with 41 tiger reserve. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is the second Tiger Reserve in the state, established in 1994-95. The total area of tiger reserve comprises a huge range of flora and fauna species, unique ecosystem, rich and diverse avifauna, and natural and serene beauty.
It has Southern Tropical, Deciduous and Dry Teak Forests that are the habitat for 40 tigers. It has great conservation value as the mega biodiversity site. Wilderness recreation plays a vital role in the management and benefits of the cause of education and conservation. The sightings have increased in the recent past. Hence, every wildlife lover has put this park on their bucket list.
Tigers at Tadoba Andhari Reserve
As of August 2016, the reserve has a population of 88 tigers, out of which 58 are in the forests just outside the reserve. It is the largest national park in the state of Maharashtra. The total reserve area is stretched over 625.4 sq. km, including Tadoba National Park, built in 1955 with the total land area of 116.55 sq. km. It features the densely forested hills that form the western and northern boundary of the tiger reserve. The hill’s elevation is ranging from 200 m to 350m. Tadoba Lake is located to the southwest which serves as a buffer between the extensive farmland and forest of the park.
The lake is home to Muggar crocodiles and also an as a perennial water source. On the other hand, Andhari River and Kolsa Lake are wetland areas in diffrent parts of the reserve. Andhari Sanctuary covers Kolsa and Moharli ranges. Similarly, the Tadoba reserve covers Chimur Hills.
Born and brought up in New Delhi, it was Sharad’s childhood passion to play cricket for India. While on a holiday in 1990, he saw his first tiger. Little did he know that this one sighting would immerse him into a realm where forests and tigers were all that mattered.
Sharad’s experiences as a wildlife photographer have inspired him to observe the tiger’s behavior for over 30 years and motivated him on his own journey as an entrepreneur. He started Nature Safari India Pvt Ltd, with a focus on “Conservation through Tourism.” to align himself to the mission of saving the regal species and repopulating them in India’s forests. In 2006, he set up one of India’s premier jungle lodges in Kanha National Park.
Sharad believes that there are many lessons to be learned from a tiger that can be applied successfully to leadership—both in business and in life. Here’s a new book by Sharad Vats on management and leadership skills to learn from a Tiger.