The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to buy 700 Mw power annually from the proposed Chutka nuclear power project.

The progress of the project took a hit when people from nearby villages refused to accept the land acquisition notices sent to them by the government. The protesters are likely to assemble on August 19 to register their strong objection over the project, which, they say, would adversely affect every village that falls under the scheduled area. The project site, according to reports, falls under an earthquake-prone zone, a condition many say could result in a disaster similar to the Fukushima nuclear reactor incident.

Madhya Pradesh, once famous as the “Tiger State,” lost 453 animals over the last decade. And how many culprits did the government bring to book? Just two. Recently accessed documents reveal only two cases of poaching reached their logical conclusion of conviction during this period, as of March 2012.

Sample the facts: according to the conservation programme ‘Project Tiger', the population of big cats in Madhya Pradesh in 2001-02 stood at 710. However, the 2011 census revealed there were only 257 tigers left in its six reserves — Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panna, Bori-Satpura, Sanjay Dubri and Pench.

The 12th Sanctuary Wildlife Awards on Thursday honoured some of the most passionate nature enthusiasts across different age groups as “India's Earth Heroes” here.

George Schaller, a well-known American scientist, was given the Lifetime Service Award.
“His path-breaking research on the Indian tiger in the Kanha National Park has become the gold standard for field biology across the world,” said a release by Sanctuary Asia, one of the organisers of the award ceremony.

As many as 50 blackbuck have been shifted to Kanha Tiger reserve, nearly a decade after they became extinct in what is considered one of the finest wildlife areas.

Total 50 bisons would be translocated to Bandhavgarh National Park from Kanha National Park in February 2012.

One of the most successful efforts to rehabilitate villagers from a tiger reserve is now being conducted at Madhya Pradesh’s Kanha park: 28 villages in the core reserve area have already been reloc

Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said in his message on the occasion of Wildlife Week that full protection should be given to wildlife along with increasing greenery.

In an attempt to make tribal women self-reliant, the Madhya Pradesh Government has decided to recruit 25 tribal women as professional guides after training them to guide tourists visiting Kanha Nat

Despite drawing severe flak on the translocation of gaurs the MP Forest Department is going ahead with the similar process of shifting barasingha from Kanha to Satpura and few animals from Van Viha

With the aim of ensuring safe movement of tigers into different landscapes, the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) is re-establishing tiger corridors.