Which is the first forest reserve in India?

The first forest reserve of India is the Satpura National Park. Also known as the Satpura Tiger Reserve. It is located in the Hoshangabad District (newly named Narmadapuram ) of Madhya Pradesh. Set up in 1981 its name is derived from the Satpura range.

It covers an area of 524 km2 (202 sq mi). Satpura National Park, along with the adjoining Bori and Pachmarhi wildlife sanctuaries.

Satpura National Park is rich in biodiversity. The animals here include leopard, sambar, chital, Indian muntjac, nilgai, four-horned antelope, Chinkara, wild boar, bear, black buck etc.

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