Months after its big cat relocation plan in Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger reserve went haywire, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has now decided to showcase the locals examples of other tiger habitats where villagers are peacefully co-habiting with the wild animals.
The locals had fiercely opposed the relocation of Sundari, a tigress and Mahaveer, a tiger, in the Satkosia forest from Madhya Pradesh last year. The area had witnessed serious law and order problem when Sundari allegedly killed two persons. She has been held captive since then by wildlife authorities. For his part, Mahaveer fell to poaching.