19 September, 2020

Hear The Dying Roar?

MP officials seem deaf to falling tiger figures

AP
Hear The Dying Roar?
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Burning Not So Bright

  • The tiger population at the Kanha national park has come down from 89 to 60 between 2006 and 2010.
  • Experts fear that Kanha may go the way of the Panna national park, which has lost all its tigers
  • Poaching and a shrinking habitat are the two key problem areas in Kanha
  • State government blames the drop on faulty census methods, not on their lack of foresight

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There was much jubilation when the National Tiger Conservation Authority released its tiger census in March. Hinting at a conservation success, the census claimed that the tiger population in the country had gone up from 1,411 to 1,706 between 2006 and 2010. But behind those numbers lurked a not-so-happy story—that of Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, a key tiger habitat. The numbers in the park, it has emerged, have gone down from 89 to 60 in the same period.

Experts now fear that if the state’s forest department...

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