Tiger transfer

Government sets up panel to set norms for relocation

THE National Tiger Conservation Authority has set up a panel to formulate guidelines for translocating tigers from one reserve to another.

The need for the guidelines was felt after tiger conservationists raised concerns when a tigress from Bandhavgarh tiger reserve was tranquillized and taken 200 km by road to Panna tiger reserve on March 3. Both the reserves are in Madhya Pradesh. The translocation was part of the state government