Satpura Tiger Reserve
SATPURA TIGER RESERVE
SATPURA TIGER RESERVE
SATPURA TIGER RESERVE
SATPURA TIGER RESERVE
SATPURA TIGER RESERVE
SATPURA TIGER RESERVE
SATPURA TIGER RESERVE
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Introduction

The area of the present Satpura Tiger Reserve was first explored by Captain James Forsyth of Bengal lancers in the year 1862. Realizing the ecological and commercial value of vast expanses of forest it was declared the first reserve forest of India. To conserve the faunal, floral wealth and the ecosystem as a whole, the area was declared as National Park and Sanctuary by the State Govt. and later on as a tiger reserve by the Government of India.

Satpura Tiger Reserve is located in Satpura landscape, south of Narmada River between latitude 22'19'' to 22'45''and longitude 77'53'' to 78'34''. Satpura tiger reserve comprises of three protected areas namely, Satpura National Park (528.73sq.km), Bori Sanctuary(485.71sq.km) and Pachmarhi Sanctuary (491.63sq.km) and a peripheral buffer area of 794.04sq.km comprising of areas of Hoshangabad division, Rampur Bhatodi project division and west Chhindwara division. Satpura Tiger Reserve is notified vide Government of India notification no..F-No. 1-4/2000 P.T. dated 10-02-2000, extending over a forest area of 1339.87 sq.km.

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Sub-divisions

Pachmarhi East Pachmarhi Range West Pachmarhi Range Sohagpur
Bagara buffer Matkulli Range Pipariya buffer Range Denwa buffer Range
Churna range Tawa buffer bhaura Range Kamti Range Bori Range

Satpura Tiger Reserve is gifted with many values that attract hoards of tourists, pilgrims, scientists, sociologist etc. to the area. Basically tribal dominant Pachmarhi area was discovered by Captain J. Forsyth in 1862, who described about the wilderness of the area in his book " The Highlands of Central India".