Wildlife sanctuaries Current Affairs
The Maharashtra Government has approved Ghodazari in Chandrapur district as new wildlife sanctuary in the state. The decision was taken at 13th meeting of Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife (SBWL), chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The formation of this wildlife sanctuary will help provide employment opportunities to the youths from 59 villages on the fringes.
Ghodazari Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary, is located in the North East of Tadoba, will include 159 sq km of Brahmapuri forest. The wildlife sanctuary located North East of Tadoba Tiger Reserve will be carved out in total of 159 sq km area covering Nagbhir, Talodhi and Chimur forest areas. It will include hilly terrain, Saatbahini hills, Ghodazari lake, Muktai Deosthan, waterfall etc. The area is rich with flora and fauna. The area in the sacncutary is also important corridor for wild animals moving from Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve to Umrer-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary and vice versa.