Debrigarh wildlife Sanctuary


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    • The wildlife wing of Odisha’s forest department decided to relocate around 420 families from four zero-connectivity villages in Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary, Bargarh district in Odisha.
      • The move is aimed to reduce man-animal conflict and provide better living conditions to the relocated families.

    About Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary

    • The 353-square kilometre sanctuary is situated adjacent to the huge Hirakud reservoir. 
    • The sanctuary is an important biogeographic zone from both the ecological and environmental points of view. 
    • Biodiversity: It is home to over 40 species of mammals, 234 species of birds, 41 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians, 42 species of fishes, 85 species of butterflies and 38 species of spiders. 
    • Wild animals like leopards, elephants, gaur, wild boar, Sambar, Deer, a host of birds and other animals are found in the thick and dense forests of the Debrigarh sanctuary.
    • It is also known for its easy sightings of animals particularly Indian Bison’s, Wild Boars, Sambhar and Peacocks to name a few. 

    Source: DTE