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No tiger census in MP since 2006

bhopal Updated: Jul 07, 2009 16:19 IST

Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister Rajendra Shukla said on Tuesday that no tiger census has been conducted in the state since 2006.

Replying to a question by Congress MLA Mahendra Singh in State Assembly, the minister said the tiger census was held in Panna Tiger reserve alone in 2009 and in that counting, only two tigresses, trans located from other parks, were found.

The census conducted in 2004 was completed in 2005 and therefore no separate census was done in that year, he said.

In 2006, census was conducted landscape wise instead of reserve wise by taking into account other adjoining areas, the minister said.

Since then no tiger census was conducted in the state, he said.

As per the landscape wise census in 2006, Kanha Landscape had 89 tigers, followed by Bandhavgarh 47, Pench 33, Panna 24 and Satpuda had 39 big cats.

The Landscape wise census was conducted by taking into account various tiger ranges spread in these tiger reserves.