Lonely Planet Group conferred "Best Indian Destination for Wildlife" award to Madhya Pradesh Tourism in Mumbai on Friday.

Upcoming project in MP to displace local tribal population; proposed site in highly seismic zone near Kanha National Park

Locals of Mandla district will once again raise their voices against 1400 MW NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited) Chutka project which is coming up in highly seismic zone, near Kanha national park and adjacent to one of the least polluted river Narmada. State government officials have already issued land acquisition notices to local people, almost all of them are tribal, and have slapped a NEERI (National Environmental Engineering Research Institute) report which is Greek to them.

MANDLA: Tiger corridors and its habitat around famous Kanha National Park is threatened by unabated mining of dolomite in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh- located 466 km south-east of Bhopal. Mining has reached to areas about 0 meters from the forest limits in some cases, said sources.

Mandla has one of the best quality dolomite reserves in the country and several mining companies are active in the area. While the forest department wants immediate closure of nearly 60 mines operating in the region, administrative officials have turned a blind eye to the proposal terming that mining operations will continue till expiry of lease. Mining permissions were issued before the new forest conservation Act came into force, say officers in the mining department.

New Delhi: Delhi is not close to any of the tiger belts of the country, yet it figures among the five hotspots in India connected to big cat poaching, says a report by a global wildlife trade monit

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

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.

The Pench Jungle Lodges Federation has challenged the fresh comprehensive ecotourism guidelines issued by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), a statutory body under the ministry of enviro

1,706 tigers today, up from 1,411 in 2007

Should the approximately 1,700 tigers left in India be treated as sacrosanct, not to be exploited by India’s tourism industry? Or, should they be looked at as valuable commodities, responsible for filling the coffers of the state? This is the firestorm of a debate that Ajay Dubey sparked off, when he, through a public interest litigation filed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court in September 2010, asked that tourism be banned in ‘core’ tiger areas — zones where tiger density is particularly high — in line with the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and its 2006 amendment.