The government has in principle approved eight new tiger reserves, which will be located across seven states, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
"Based on the proposals received and the recommendations of the Steering Committee of Project Tiger, we have in principle approved eight new tiger reserves," said Environment Minister S Reghupathy.
The new reserves will be set up at Anamalai-Parambikuulam Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, Udanti and Sita Nadi Wildlife Sanctuaries at Chattisgarh, Satosia Wildlife Sanctuary in Orissa, Kaziranga National Park in Assam and Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary in Chattisgarh.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and Anshi National Park in Karnataka, Sanjay National Park and Sanjay Dubri Wild Life Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu have been named as the new tiger parks, said Reghupathy.
He said that the concerned states are yet to submit their plans for the development of these new tiger reserves.