Fifty-three cases of tiger poaching and 160 cases of killing of leopard are being tried in various courts in Madhya Pradesh, some for over four decades.

A case of tiger death registered on May 17, 1975 in Kanha National Park in Mandla district is still pending decision in the court. Another case of tiger death registered on September 25, 1979 in Balaghat district is also under the legal process.

RAIPUR: With forests of Bhoramdeo and Achanakmar becoming safe spots for pregnant tigresses of neighbouring Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, there are indications that Chhattisgarh's Bhoramdeo may soon be declared a tiger corridor.

With frequent sighting of tigers in these regions, Wildlife Trust of India now plans to conduct a survey on scientific study on tiger corridor in Chhattisgarh, which is scheduled to begin from January 2, 2014 and would continue for 3-4 months.

Study finds that connectivity between protected areas is affected by urban expansion.

The whole issue of translocation of tigers being bred in captivity and then released into the wild has been questioned by the forest officials of the tiger rich state of Madhya Pradesh.

An RTI has revealed that the principal chief conservator of forests(Wildlife) Narender Kumar has written to the National Tiger conservation Authority (NTCA) that he does not want hand-bred tigresses to be relocated to the Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) as his staff had faced enormous hurdles in trying to get them to readjust in the wild.

The apex green panel has ordered Madhya Pradesh government to flag locations of 43 mines in Mandla on a map and state if they come on trek used by tigers and other wild animals as a passage.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked Ministry of Environment and Forest (Moef) to file an affidavit to this effect. It asked whether any such proposal to declare the area in dispute as a 'Tiger Corridor' is under consideration with the ministry.

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.

Bangalore: Can Karnataka retain its coveted tag of Tiger State after the census which gets under way after a gap of four years?

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?

Madhya Pradesh that is in loggerhead with Gujarat over translocation of lions is now confident to reclaim its 'tiger state' tag in the next census.