Tiger conservation must be on the official radar of authorities, volunteers and wildlife activists for long but one should not overlook the fact that leopards are vanishing thick and fast from the country and the situation is equally alarming in Madhya Pradesh, which has reported 15 casualties till the halfway mark in 2011.

The wildlife lovers could take offence of the fact that despite the fas

Burning Not So Bright

The tiger population at the Kanha national park has come down from 89 to 60 between 2006 and 2010.
Experts fear that Kanha may go the way of the Panna national park, which has lost all its tigers
Poaching and a shrinking habitat are the two key problem areas in Kanha
State government blames the drop on faulty census methods, not on their lack of foresi

A tigress was on Sunday relocated to Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, as a part of the ongoing efforts to revive the tiger population there, a top forest official said.

Bringing yet another controversy to the recent trans-location of gaurs from Kanha to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, a wildlife volunteer organisation on Sunday accused the State Forest Department of violating norms in awarding the coverage rights of the exercise.

Seeking a high level probe into the matter, the organisation complained of the misdemeanour to the State Chief Secretary and Union Minist

Dehradun: The human-wildlife conflict in the Corbett National Park and Rajaji National Park can be resolved effectively if the State Government allows relocation of villagers as successfully facilitated in the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

A three-member committee from Uttarakhand Forest Department visited Kanha earlier during this month to study the case where residents of three villa

In a major setback to the State Forest Department plans of translocating two Kanha tigresses to the Panna Tiger Reserve, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has said that the two striped felines should be released in the core area of the Phen sanctuary, before considering their relocation to Panna.

In a letter to Chief Wild Life Warden (CWLW) Madhya Pradesh, HS Pabla, the NTCA Depu

Following a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by three Seoni-based volunteers, the Jabalpur High Court on Wednesday served notices to several parties, including the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest and the State Government, involved in the formation of the Pench-Kanha corridor.

Apart from the Union Ministry and the State Government, other parties to be served the notices are the Di

The translocation of two more tigresses from Kanha Tiger Reserve to Panna was today deferred for a few days after injury to one of the felines.

This note is in response to a request from Madhya Pradesh Ecotourism Development Board (MPEDB), on envisaging the role of communities in ecotourism. Using six case studies, the possible role of communities across the spectrum of different levels of community involvement are highlighted along with their positive and negative impacts.

A large section of wildlife experts in Madhya Pradesh are of the strong view that tigers should be relocated in the Panna Tiger Reserve with extreme caution and there should be tough action on ground to protect the existing buffer zone surrounding this Protected Area.

The Panna landscape is going through reckless fragmentation, mainly due to the pressure of rapidly expanding mining activity.