Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal at its own motion Vs Ministry of Environment and Others dated 27/09/2013 regarding operation of 43 mines in the Mandla District of Madhya Pradesh and that the mining is reportedly being done between two important National Parks namely Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park.

As many as 58 tigers have died in the past five years due to poaching, territorial fights and old age in various big cat habitats in Madhya Pradesh.

In 2006, 1,114 tigers roamed the country's forests. In 2010, that number rose to 1,706. Come 2014, will Waghpurians and other tiger lovers across the country have a reason to rejoice?

Even as India is striving hard to save the big cats, the country has lost fifty tigers so far this year against 72 tiger deaths in 2012.

Heading the list is Karnataka with the loss of 13 tigers till now, followed by eight in Maharashtra, seven in Uttarakhand and five in Madhya Pradesh. Out of the five tiger deaths in Madhya Pradesh, two are from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, two from Pench Tiger Reserve and one from Katni forest division.

Authorities in Bandhavgarh reserve have mentioned infighting as the reason of death

Failure of authorities to act on an advice for relocating tigers from high density Bandhavgarh reserve to other habitats has allegedly resulted in death of a big cat due to infighting.

Madhya Pradesh forest minister Sartaj Singh’s written reply in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly that the other day that about 51 chitals (spotted deer) had died within a short period after consuming lan

Madhya Pradesh forest minister Sartaj Singh has ruled out any new action plan to save tigers from poachers in Katni-Bandhavgarh region till an official probe was completed.

The Madhya Pradesh government has proposed 15 eco-sensitive zones around its wildlife sanctuaries and parks, where illegal commercial activities including mining will be prohibited.

The Madhya Pradesh Government has identified 17 eco-sensitive zones around its wild life sanctuaries and parks, where illegal commercial activities including mining will be prohibited.

A site specific proposal identifying eco-sensitive zones around Kanha National Park (Mandla), Pench National Park (Seoni), Bandhavgarh National Park (Umaria), Panna National Park and Kuno Palpur sanctuary (Seopur) among others has been approved by the State Forest Department.

A study will be carried out to find out the co-relation between forest and water in Narmada catchment area.