Bhimgad was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in November 2011. Bhimgad, as a sanctuary, is very young. It is located in the Western Ghats bordering Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa. This sanctuary spans an area of about 190 sq kms. There are extensive forests bordering it outside of its boundary.
The curious case of a conflict tiger from Bhadra Tiger Reserve being released in Bhimgad in November 2014 led to intensive search for the tigers. This was primarily aimed at recapture of the conflict tiger. However, this resulted in extensive camera trapping in the Bhimgad Wildlife sanctuary and revealed that tigers are not only resident in Bhimgad but are also thriving in the Sanctuary.
A series of efforts based on Phase IV monitoring protocols of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) help tiger numbers for Bhimgad.
Here is a short documentary dedicated to the staff of Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary.