A two-member team of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), headed by its chief Rajesh Gopal, arrived here on Monday to finalise the Tiger Conservation Plans (TCPs) of State’s two tiger reserves (TR) in Similipal and Satkosia.
Gopal, accompanied by IG of NTCA HS Negi, proceeded to Baripada from where he will head to Similipal Tiger Reserve to take stock of ground situation before the TCPs are assessed. The TCP is a 10-year management plan for a tiger habitat.
The TCPs comprise plans for the core area, buffer zone as well as corridors of the respective tiger reserves. As per the Supreme Court guidelines, the TCP holds significance since it outlines the tiger tourism plans of the TR management.
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