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.

Experts wonder if the heaviest flying bird in the world, found only in India, is going the way of the Cheetah
HE 8,000 sq km Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary in Solapur, Maharashtra, is set to get a drastic cut: down to 1,200 sq km.

In Madhya Pradesh, the Karera Wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the Bustard, is facing denotification.

The Great Indian Bustard was last spotted in Karera sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh in 1993. But 16 years hence, while the bird may be long dead here, it continues to control the destinies of more than 25,000 residents of 32 villages inside it.