Roar for Tigers

Geography

The northeastern boundary of the reserve is the River Sharda (Nepali:Mahakali River) which defines the Indo-Nepal border, while the southwest boundary is marked by the River Sharda and the River Ghaghara. The reserve has a core zone area of 1,089 km2 (420 sq mi) (proposed) and buffer zone area of 627 km2 (242 sq mi) (proposed). Elevation ranges from 168 to 175 meters above MSL. Indian government has decided to reserve four new areas for tiger conservation, including Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, in September 2008. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve lies on the India-Nepal border in the foothills of the Himalayas and the plains of the ‘terai’ in Uttar Pradesh. This new reserve would run through Pilibhit District, Kishenpur sanctuary and Khutar range of Shahjahanpur, the existing one would have Dudhwa, Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary and Kakraha range of Bahraich division. Pilibhit, Khutar and Kakraha are reserved forest areas which will be converted into protected areas for the reserves.