Draft notification declaring eco sensitive zone around Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil NaduDraft Notification declaring Eco Sensitive Zone around Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu

The following draft of the notification, which the Central Government proposes to issue in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1), read with clause (v) and clause (xiv) of subsection (2) and sub-section (3) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) is hereby published, as required under sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, for the information of the public likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereby given that the said draft notification shall be taken into consideration on or after the expiry of a period of sixty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing this notification are made available to the Public. Mudumalai Tiger Reserve comprising the entire area of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park lies between Latitude 11.50000 and 11.65000 N Longitude 76.45000 and 76.71670 E in the Nilgiris District, of Tamil Nadu and extends over an area of 321.00 square kilometers. This is one of the protected areas brought under Project Tiger during 2007. Presently, the entire area (321.00 sq km) of Tiger Reserve has been declared as Core/Critical Tiger Habitat notified vide No:145, Environment & Forest (FR-5) Department, dated: 28.12.2007 as per section 38-V of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The reserve has 321.00 square kilometres as Core or Critical tiger habitat 367.586 square kilometres as Buffer area. The total area of reserve along with the buffer area is 688.586 square kilometres.