Madhya Pradesh has bagged the highest number of awards for tiger conservation.

Says National Park area not to be expanded; no eviction of villagers

The State Forest department has once again mooted the proposal to get Kudremukh National Park (KNP) declared a Tiger Reserve, a status which has been withheld despite the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) giving its in-principle approval several months ago. Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, during the campaign for the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha byelection, had said the government would cancel the Tiger Reserve status enjoyed by Bhadra Tiger Reserve (BTR), besides dropping the proposal to get KNP declared a Tiger Reserve.

Conservation effort

The State government has given its nod for the construction of an alternative road connecting Mysore and Mananthavadi, bypassing the Nagarahole National Park. The existing road had led to controversies, as it passes through critical tiger habitat. The government released Rs 18 crore for the alternative road last week. The problem began five years ago when it was proposed to construct a 28.5-km road between Mysore and Mananthavadi to connect Karnataka with Kerala. Fourteen kilometre of the proposed road was to pass through the Nagarahole Park.

A special Tiger Protection Force (TPF) will be set up in the Rajaji National Park soon.

Itanagar: Despite unabated poaching of tigers in the Namdapha Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, a recent camera trapping exercise has revealed existence of 35 species of various animals, including tigers and leopards.

The exercise was carried out by a Guwahati-based NGO Aaranyak with the logistic support provided by the NWSTR from the first week of February to March 29 last for a detailed report on tigers and their prey base animals, field director S J Jongsam said in a report.

MANGALDAI, Nov 22 – The Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park in Darrang district, considered to be the only natural habitat for the one-horned rhino on the North bank of the Brahmaputra, is soon going

Bhopal : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan in New Delhi and urged her not to ban tourism in sanctuaries and tiger reserves, offi

Hit by paucity of funds in the conservation of wildlife and management of wild habitats, the Environment Ministry has made a strong case for a four-time increase in Central outlay for the next Plan

The Jim Corbett National Park, mainland Asia’s oldest, has turned 75 with plans to improve surveillance and protection of the tigers that it has already been conserving in one of the biggest succes

Bhopal : Ahead of the hearing on the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking banning of tourism in Madhya Pradesh’s tiger habitats by the apex court, wildlife experts Monday slammed the idea, term