TIGER RESERVES IN INDIA
Tigress Found Dead In Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve
- India have 51 tiger reserves which are governed by Project
Tiger which is administrated by the National Tiger Conservation
- India is home to 80 percent of tigers in the world. In 2018, there were 2967 tigers
- Under section 38V (1) of the Wild Life Protection Act 1972, the state
government shall on the recommendation of the tiger conservation
authority, notify an area as Tiger Reserve. So, it becomes mandatory for
the state to accept the recommendation.
- No alteration in the boundaries of a tiger reserve can be made except
on a recommendation of the National Tiger Conservation Authority and
the approval of the National Board for Wild Life.
- No State Government shall de-notify a tiger reserve, except in public
interest with the approval of the National Tiger Conservation Authority
and the approval of the National Board for Wild Life.
- Critical Tiger Habitats (CTHs): They are Core areas of tiger reserves
and are identified under the Wild Life Protection Act (WLPA), 1972. “Such
areas are required to be kept as inviolate for the purpose of tiger
conservation, without affecting the rights of the Scheduled Tribes or
such other forest dwellers”. The notification of CTH is done by the state
government in consultation with the expert committee constituted for
PANNA TIGER RESERVE, MADHYA PRADESH
- Madhya Pradesh’s Panna National Park is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
- The Panna tiger reserve is situated in the Vindhya mountain range in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh.
- Ken river (a tributary of the Yamuna River) flows through the reserve.
- The region is also famous for Panna diamond mining.
- Ken-Betwa river interlinking project will be located within the tiger reserve.