Bor Jungle

Story Of Bor

History of Bor

The Bor River has played a vital role in ensuring the adjoining landscape thrives as a biodiversity haven, which led to Bor being declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1970. After the launch of Project Tiger and the notification of several reserves in Maharashtra, Bor, for a time, was not in the public eyeball; indeed, very few tourists ever visited it. Slowly but surely, modern camera trapping methods and the practice of mapping tiger dispersal patterns threw new light on Bor. This park was found to be connected via forested patches to larger and more well-known tiger reserves such as Pench, Tadoba, Melghat, and Satpura. As tigers are large-ranging animals, both the stretch of Bor as well as its corridors are significant for the gene flow and healthy breeding of tigers in this landscape.


S.No. Year Details
1 1970 Established as a wildlife sanctuary in Wardha District, Nagpur, Maharashtra
2 2002 Announcement of a wildlife tourism project worth Rs. 6.2 million for Bhor Dam that lies on the outskirts of Bor Wildlife Sanctuary.
3 2005 Built small check dams to conserve water, mapped habitats, and rehabilitated orphaned tiger cubs.
4 2010 Declaration of Bor Tiger Reserve creation by the then-minister of environment and forests, Jairam Ramesh.
5 2011 Destruction of around 800 ha of forest area by ground fire.
6 2012 Expanded by an additional area of 60 Square Kilometers (23 sq mi).
7 2014 Designated the status of a tiger reserve (the 48th Tiger Reserve in India) by the-then Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Bor Tiger Reserve Flora

The main species of flora found in the area of Bor Wildlife Sanctuary are teak, tendu, bamboo, and ain. When it comes to the area of the South Deccan upland, dry deciduous forests are dominant. Tarot, Vanbhendi, Waghori, Tenella, Tarwar, Gokhru, Velatri, and Wight are predominant in the sanctuary region. Natural vegetation is abundant in the Bor Wildlife Sanctuary. This vegetation feeds a large number of herbivores in the Bor Wildlife Sanctuary and provides a rich source of nutrition for them. These in turn serve the population of Bengal tigers, leopards, and other carnivore animals residing in the sanctuary. The area is full of scenic beauty and picturesque landscapes.

Bor Tiger Reserve Fauna

The astonishing Bor Sanctuary inhabits a good range of fauna diversity, including mammals, birds, and reptiles. The Indian leopard, Bengal tiger, chital, blue bull, sambar, barking deer, monkey, wild boar, wild dog, sloth bear, peacock, and mouse deer are the mammal species that can be stippled in the sanctuary. 160 species of birds reside in the sanctuary. Among them, 10 species are migratory, and 9 are rare bird species. The number of tigers in the Bor Wildlife Sanctuary has been increasing as the place serves as a breeding space for tigers. For the past four years, cubs have been born in the sanctuary each year. The rise in the number of tigers is the result of a good population of prey species. Water availability and protection are other factors affecting the tiger population in the area. These requirements are at ease in the Bor Wildlife Sanctuary region. The sanctuary exhibits 26 species of reptiles that belong to 11 families. Of these species of reptiles, six are rare. These are Russell's viper, chequered keelback, Indian cobra, Indian rat snake, Indian rock python, and monitor lizard. The rare sights of the Bengal tiger and leopard just make your day on a safari trip to this breathtaking wildlife sanctuary. The animals can be spotted quenching their thirst near the water sources available in the sanctuary.

Statement of Area

Core Zone 115.92 km2 ( 5.21 sq. km. is designated for public Tourism)
Total Area of Bor Tiger Reserve 138.12 sq. km.
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