Amrabad Tiger Reserve
➢ Recently,a major forest fire was reported for a second time from the Amrabad Tiger Reserve in Nagarkurnool district.
➢ Amrabad Tiger Reserve lies in the Nallamala hills,Telangana.Earlier,it was part of the Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger reserve.
➢ The tiger reserve has a large presence of the Chenchu tribe.
➢ Chenchus are a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group(PVTGs).They are forest dwellers whose home is the Nallamala forest range.
➢ They are an aboriginal tribe whose traditional way of life has been based on hunting and gathering.
➢ They speak the Chenchu language,a member of the Dravidian language family.
➢ They are found in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Odisha.