Recently, the Bihar state government has decided to increase rhino-bearing areas in Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) in the West Champaran district by five per cent in the next two years.


About the Valmiki Tiger Reserve

  • Valmiki Tiger Reserve forms the easternmost limit of the Himalayan Terai forests in India.
  • It is the only tiger reserve of Bihar which is situated in the Gangetic Plains bio-geographic zone of the country.
  • The forest of this region has a combination of bhabar and terai tracts.
  • Rivers Gandak (west of VTR), Pandai, Manor, Harha, Masan and Bhapsa flow through various parts of the reserve.
  • Flora — The vegetation types include mainly Moist mixed deciduous, Open-land vegetation, Sub-mountainous semi-evergreen formation, Freshwater swamps, Riparian fringes, Alluvial grasslands, high hill savannah and Wetlands.