The team arrived in Panna yesterday as part of the 'Tiger Watch Programme' of Global Tiger Forum

A six-member team of Russian forest officers is on a visit to Panna district in Madhya Pradesh to study all aspects of tiger management at the Tiger Reserve there.

SEONI (MP): A tigress has been shifted from Pench Tiger Reserve to the Panna Tiger Reserve here where the number of the female big cats has been dwindling.

"After a lot of efforts, a three-and-half year old tigress was caught from Kurai range by the trained wildlife experts and shifted last evening to the Panna Tiger Reserve," the reserve's director Alok Kumar told reporters here on Wednesday.

The country lost 63 tigers in 2013 with Karnataka alone losing 16 big cats.

From zero tigers in early 2009, the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh now faces a problem of plenty.

Connecting Ken-Betwa To Be First Of 30 Projects Costing 5,60,000cr

New Delhi: After almost a decade of political objections and green opposition, the Cabinet is likely to clear on Thursday the ambitious project to inter-link rivers, beginning with the process of connecting the Ken and Betwa rivers in Madhya Pradesh.

Poaching was the cause of most deaths, says National Tiger Conservation Authority

The country lost 63 of its wild tigers in 2013. The first tiger death of the year was reported from the South Brahmapuri forest range of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra, on January 6, 2013 caused by suspected poaching. The last wild tiger death of the year was reported from the Heggadadevana Kote range of the Mysore forest division in Karnataka on December 28, 2013 and the cause is under investigation.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority has refused to give its nod for reintroduction of white tigers in Madhya Pradesh saying they have no "conservation value", a decision that may come as a se

The whole issue of translocation of tigers being bred in captivity and then released into the wild has been questioned by the forest officials of the tiger rich state of Madhya Pradesh.

An RTI has revealed that the principal chief conservator of forests(Wildlife) Narender Kumar has written to the National Tiger conservation Authority (NTCA) that he does not want hand-bred tigresses to be relocated to the Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) as his staff had faced enormous hurdles in trying to get them to readjust in the wild.

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As many as 58 tigers have died in the past five years due to poaching, territorial fights and old age in various big cat habitats in Madhya Pradesh.