Sorry once more to start the New 12 months on a adverse word. In lower than a month’s time, when wildlife lovers haven’t forgotten the ugly incident of a tiger poaching and the photographs of the tiger carcass hanging from a tendu tree, one other tiger was killed. The December 7 tiger poaching had occurred 20 kms away from the park this time the tiger poaching has taken place proper inside Panna nationwide park. The tiger was electrocuted in Kishenganj vary of buffer zone of the tiger reserve.
Informal Appoach of Park Administration
The newest case of tiger poaching was reported on the intervening evening of January 3 and 4. In truth a hyena was additionally electrocuted. It was a effectively constructed stunning tiger that misplaced life proper contained in the park the place poachers used the availability line passing from the park to kill the animal. However extra miserable was an announcement of the park director, Brajendra Jha who mentioned this was a part of the start of tigers and their dying. Extra tigers have been born in Panna tiger reserve than those that have died, he mentioned with out blinking an eye fixed. He additionally mentioned that the majority of such incidents happen within the evening however it was not attainable to patrol all alongside the availability traces passing over the park.
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The sector director additionally mentioned that the lure was laid for wild boar searching however the tiger was killed. Even when the poachers supposed to kill a wild boar that too contained in the park, it’s one thing very critical and might’t be taken calmly. The park director hardly has any expertise of wildlife conservation and administration and it was maybe his first such posting. Sadly, there’s a dearth of fine officers in Madhya Pradesh who’re involved in wildlife.
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With the utmost variety of 526 tigers , Madhya Pradesh additionally has the biggest forest cowl within the nation, adopted by Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra .The forest cowl contributes 25.14% of the full geographical space of the state and is unfold over 77493 sq km space, in line with India State of the Forest Report 2021.
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The state’s protected forest space is unfold throughout 10 nationwide parks and 26 wildlife sanctuaries however there appears to be a shortfall of a devoted inexperienced pressure to shield this wealth, admits a senior official of Indian forest service on this central Indian state. In 2009, Panna had witnessed a disaster when all its tiger inhabitants was poached and the tiger turned extinct from the park. It was adopted by a profitable tiger relocation programme . Presently, there are greater than 70 tigers in Panna tiger reserve. Most of the massive cats of the tiger reserve have to maneuver out to create territory and after they achieve this, they’re killed.
By Deshdeep Saxena
Pictures Courtsey Panna Tiger Reserve