Fire breaks out in Bandipur again

  1. Recently, a fresh outbreak of fire has been reported from Kundkere range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve. In February, Bandipur Tiger Reserve had witnessed a major fire which spread to the adjoining Wayanad wildlife sanctuary.
  2. The Bandipur National park is located in Karnataka. It was established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger.
  3. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kerala. It was notified as an Elephant Reserve under Project elephant. The Project Elephant scheme was launched by the Government of India in 1991 for better conservation of elephant through protection and management of their habitat.
  4. The, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarhole  National Park, Mukurthi National Park and Silent Valley are part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve was the first biosphere reserve in India established in the year 1986. It is located in the Western Ghats and spreads over parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.