Bhopal: A tigress was found dead near Pataur area in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve situated in Umaria district of eastern Madhya Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday.

The locals engaged in tourism-related activities at Bandhavgarh National Park panicked with the rumours of reported plans of moving tourism zones situated mostly in core areas, have voiced their concerns before the renowned wildlife experts of the country during the two-day national convention recently at New Delhi.

The compilation of briefing papers produced as part of the Life as Commerce Project by Equations in partnership with the Global Forest Coalition. Focuses on prevalence and impacts of ecotourism in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Government sets up panel to set norms for relocation THE National Tiger Conservation Authority has set up a panel to formulate guidelines for translocating tigers from one reserve to another. The need for the guidelines was felt after tiger conservationists raised concerns when a tigress from Bandhavgarh tiger reserve was tranquillized and taken 200 km by road to Panna tiger

Umaria (MP): An injured tiger cub has breathed its last at Chakdhara area of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in eastern Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Sunday.

The six-month-old cub, that had sustained injuries to its shoulder, ribs and lungs after being hit by a vehicle on April 21, died on Saturday, Reserve Director Aseem Shrivastava told PTI.

Over the last fortnight, the Madhya Pradesh government moved two tigresses from Bandhavgarh sanctuary to the Panna tiger reserve. Apparently, this was aimed at enhancing the "dwindling tiger population" by encouraging the big cats to mate. But wildlife experts rubbish the state government effort: they say the big question is whether there are any male tigers at all in Panna.

Bhopal: Unaffected by the furore over the alarming decline in tiger population in Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh Forest department has claimed that only two tigers were killed between January 2005 and January 2008.

BHOPAL: Having successfully shifted two tigresses to the Panna Tiger Reserve recently, the Madhya Pradesh State Forest Department now plans to move a tiger there, too, as the sanctuary

Bhopal: Another Project Tigerbacked sanctuary has gone the Sariska way. Six years ago, Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh had more than 40 tigers. On Tuesday evening, the state forest department shifted a tigress from the Bandhavgarh National Park for the lone reported tiger there. But this, too, has gone missing.

The first of the two tigresses to be shifted from Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh would be flown to the state's Panna Tiger Reserve in an Indian Air Force helicopter this week, officials said.