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.


New Delhi: The Union environment and forests minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday gave green signal to reintroduce cheetah in three locations in the country. The project will cost around Rs 300 crore in the first year itself and will also displace over 100 settlements.

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NEW DELHI: Cheetah

A Group of Experts has submitted a detailed assessment of the potential for reintroducing the cheetah in India, recommending three potential sites for reintroduction. The cheetah, which is a flagship specie of the deciduous dryland/grassland ecosystem, became extinct in India in the 1960s. The word "cheetah" derived from the sanskrit word citrak?yah.

The effort of Madhya Pradesh forest officials to catch the elusive tiger, which had deserted Panna National Park last month, is still on. The big cat was spotted at the Taradehi forest in Damoh district on Thursday. For almost a month, the forest officials have been keeping a round-the-clock vigil to trace the tiger.