Effect of anthropogenic disturbance on habitat occupancy by tiger prey species was studied in Panna National Park (PNP), Madhya Pradesh. The study was conducted between November 1998 and April 1999. Line-transect method and pellet-count technique were used to estimate prey species abundance. Abundance estimates were used as a measure for intensity of habitat use by the species.

The Union Cabinet on May 31 approved the constitution of a multidisciplinary wildlife crime control bureau that would detect and prosecute networks and individuals engaged in poaching tigers and