Nagpur : Lack of staff in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) may mean that tourists will not be able to visit the place this season. On Monday, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) B Majumdar issued an order to close down TATR for tourists from November 25 onwards.

Nagpur, November 12 The Forest Department is considering closing down the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) for tourists owing to lack of staff and a large number of vacancies.

EVEN as the leopard attacks in Vejgaon have the Forest Department on edge, more trouble is brewing over the shooting down of a tiger in the Talodhi range north of the Tadoba-Andheri Tiger Reserve last November.

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First notification as Tadoba Sanctuary: 1931 (116.55 sq km) Upgradation as Tadoba National Park: 1955 Andhari Tiger Sanctuary notified: 1986 (509.27 sq km) Tadoba Andhari

At least 31 people have been killed by tigers from Tadoba since April 2005, according to forest department records. But only two of these killings took place inside the reserve. The rest occurred

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Vidarbha's star tourist attraction, is buzzing with activity. Inside the 625.40 sq km reserve, excavators are hard at work, digging up earth for an ambitious road-building project. Strips of forest, several metres wide, have been cleared alongside existing roads.

Travelling through Maharashtra on assignment, I heard hair-raising stories about a killer tigress in Talodhi village, barely 150 km from Nagpur. I couldn't resist the temptation of taking time off

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