Bandhavgarh National Park on fire

Posted on April 8, 2021 by

One of the largest biospheres in India, Bandhavgarh National Park, is presently burning. The forest fire continues to rage on and is likely to cause serious damages. On the other hand, the residents claim that not much has been done to control the fire. On Monday, the fire broke out in the secluded areas and spread across six forest ranges.
The forest fire could have been a threat to the wildlife. Tigers are the main attraction of the national park and were probably affected by the wild rage of the fire. The national park that is situated in the Vindhya Hills occupies an area of about 100 sq km. It is reported that per sq km, 7-8 tigers reside. The park is a hot favourite for all wildlife lovers. It was declared as a national park in the year 1968 and was made a reserve in the year 1993.
According to the current scenario, the cause of the fire is deemed to be man-made that took place during the Holi holidays. The bamboo clumps and the heat-wave conditions in this region helped in the massive spread of the forest fire.
Wincent Rahim, the Field Director stated, “We too are surprised how fire can start at multiple places. All efforts are being made to bring the fire under control”.
According to the reports, areas that have been strongly affected by the fire include Panpatha, Tala, Khitoli, and Manpur as it had been spreading from one area to another. The authorities have also noticed that the fire has affected many wildlife species including endangered ones. Thus, the forest of Bandhavgarh has suffered a disaster.