Bhopal: Shooters of a different kind will soon be on the prowl in tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh. Forest authorities have, in a unique experiment, invited tenders for exclusive filming rights of the proposed translocation of two tigresses to Panna tiger reserve.

But will that save the tiger reserve from heading the Sariska way? TWO tigresses from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve will be introduced in Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh by February 2009.

Neha Sinha

New Delhi, September 2: Madhya Pradesh is set to go ahead with an elaborate plan to radio-collar and translocate gaur or the Indian Bison, a Schedule 1 protected animal, to the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve from the Kanha Tiger Reserve 200 km away, though a herd of the animal is naturally moving towards Bandhavgarh.

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Special arrangements have ensured for safety and security of forests and wildlife in Madhya Pradesh. Though some stray minor incidents do occur, yet the overall situation is far better than other states. Recently, some vested interests have been floating rumours about wildfire, but SMS News and Features investigated the matter and found that a section of newspapers blew minor incidents out of proportion. Recently, a section of Press carried the news that fire kept raging for three days in Bandhavgarh National Park.

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh's instruction earlier this year to ban 'tiger-shows' at the Kanha and the Bandhavgarh national parks has been the source of considerable simmering dissent

Is the ban on "tiger shows" at Kanha and Bandhavgarh really in interest of the big

Tourism and conservation need not necessarily be in conflict with each other; handled with care, they can also benefit from each other.