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UNESCO declares Panna Tiger Reserve a biosphere reserve

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 01:37 PM IST
Union Minister for environment, forest and climate change Prakash Javdekar congratulated PTR authorities via a social media post for their stellar effort to conserve tigers
The reserve has been repopulated with big cats a decade after it lost all its tigers in 2009.(Representational Photo/HT)
The reserve has been repopulated with big cats a decade after it lost all its tigers in 2009.(Representational Photo/HT)

Panna Tiger Reserve: Autopsy report indicates tiger was killed by poachers

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar | By Ranjan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Principal chief forest conservator (wildlife) Alok Kumar said he has ordered a probe into the latest tiger killing in the reserve, where at least five big cats have been found dead over the last eight months
The officer’s rare spotting included 150 to 160 vultures of four species, along with the critically-endangered white-rumped vulture and endangered Egyptian vulture, roosting off the Katni-Panna highway, about 60 km from the Panna Tiger Reserve.(HT sourced photo/ Hemant Yadav)
The officer’s rare spotting included 150 to 160 vultures of four species, along with the critically-endangered white-rumped vulture and endangered Egyptian vulture, roosting off the Katni-Panna highway, about 60 km from the Panna Tiger Reserve.(HT sourced photo/ Hemant Yadav)

Roosting site with rare vultures found near Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Vultures disappeared in large numbers in the mid-’90s largely due to ingestion of residues of the veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac in cattle carcasses.
A report by the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has observed that the first phase of the Ken Betwa River linking project could threaten Panna Tiger Reserve’s status as a source area for tigers, or an area with high density of the big cats.(HT file photo)
A report by the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has observed that the first phase of the Ken Betwa River linking project could threaten Panna Tiger Reserve’s status as a source area for tigers, or an area with high density of the big cats.(HT file photo)

Ken Betwa project could hit wildlife: Report

New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 10:51 AM IST
On last count, there were 526 tigers in Madhya Pradesh, highest in the country, and Panna Tiger Reserve in the state has around 30 tigers.
Wildlife experts say that Madhya Pradesh has the potential to have more tigers and better quality wildlife tourism. To ensure that, the forest department needs more staff, including senior officials who are interested in wildlife management.(HT File Photo)
Wildlife experts say that Madhya Pradesh has the potential to have more tigers and better quality wildlife tourism. To ensure that, the forest department needs more staff, including senior officials who are interested in wildlife management.(HT File Photo)

Why MP is one of India’s top tiger states

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 09:50 PM IST
The MP forest department was fortunate to have committed forest officers with long and stable tenures. For example, between 1970 and 2007, the Kanha National Park had only four park directors. Second, unlike many states, the forests have had decent political support which helped committed officers to create a large number of protected areas since the 1970s.
Vulture at Panna national park HT photo...
Vulture at Panna national park HT photo...

Vulture count rises by 12 per cent in MP

Punya Priya Mitra, Bhopal, Hindustan Times | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 02:19 PM IST
Additional principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife) Alok Kumar said, “It is great news that the count has increased in most of the area, showing that vulture habitat is safe in Madhya Pradesh that accounts for the highest number of vultures in the country
While problems related to physical infrastructure and mid-day meal schemes in schools are discussed widely, I don’t find much discussion on another key issue that has a serious bearing on the learning levels of students: availability of textbooks before the start of an academic session(HT)
While problems related to physical infrastructure and mid-day meal schemes in schools are discussed widely, I don’t find much discussion on another key issue that has a serious bearing on the learning levels of students: availability of textbooks before the start of an academic session(HT)

Why the learning deficit should not surprise us

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 01:00 PM IST
Textbooks often don’t reach students in State-run schools on time. This is a drag on education
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