6 tiger reserves in Indian state Madhya Pradesh reopens: Know who are they

 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 


Madhy Pradesh

The core areas of six tiger reserves in Indian state Madhya Pradesh, which is home to the highest number of Royal Bengal Tigers has reopened from October 1 after remaining shut for three months.  These six tiger reserves are Kanha Tiger Reserve, Bandhavgarh National Park, Satpura Tiger Reserve, Pench Tiger Reserve, Panna Tiger Reserve and Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve.

Kanha Tiger Reserve

Kanha Tiger Reserve, also known as Kanha–Kisli National Park, is one of the top graded tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The present-day Kanha Tiger Reserve area is divided into two protected areas, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 km2 (97 and 116 sq mi), respectively.

This largest national park in Madhya Pradesh with 941sq. km expansion, Kanha National Park is considered to be one of the best administered and managed parks in India. It is one of the forest gems of the ‘Project Tiger’.

Apart from the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers, Kanha Tiger Reserve inhabits Barasingha as well, which was very close to extinction. It was then a successful conservation programme at Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh that brought the animal back. Kanha Tiger Reserve is respected globally for saving the barasingha from near extinction. It is interesting to know that ‘Bhoorsingh the Barasingha’ is the official mascot for Kanha National Park.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most visited and tremendously famed tiger palace in Madhya Pradesh located in the Vindhya Hills of Umaria district. Bandhavgarh National Park is recognised as one of the major destination opted for the tiger project on the wage of continuing the essential tiger project in India.

Satpura Tiger Reserve

Satpura Tiger Reserve (STR) is located in the Hoshangabad District (newly named Narmadapuram) of Madhya Pradesh. This tiger reserve is derived from the Satpura Mountain  Range. The terrain of Satpura Tiger Reserve is extremely rugged and consists of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests. The altitude ranges from 300 to 1,352 metres (984 to 4,436 ft). It has Dhoopgarh peak as high as 1,350 metres (4,430 ft) and the almost level plains of Churna.

Pench Tiger Reserve

Pench Tiger Reserve is one of the most important tiger reserves of India and the first one to straddle across two states – Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The portion of the reserve that is in Madhya Pradesh is nestled in the southern slopes of the Satpura Mountain Range of Central India. Pench Tiger Reserve comprises the Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park, the Pench Mowgli Sanctuary and a buffer. This tiger reserve is the same forest area portrayed in the famous “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling.

Panna Tiger Reserve

Panna Tiger Reserve is spreading over the Panna District and Chhatarpur district of central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The terrain here consists of extensive plateaus and gorges. This reserve contains the last remaining tiger habitat of North Madhya Pradesh.

Flowing from the south to the north through the reserve is the River Ken. These forests along with Ken Gharial Sanctuary form a significant part of the catchment area of this river. This river is one of the sixteen perennial rivers of Madhya Pradesh. It is the lifeline of this reserve and is the least polluted of Yamuna’s tributaries. The path of the meandering Ken offers some spectacular scenery.

Sanjay-Dubri National Park and Tiger Reserve

Sanjay-Dubri National Park and Tiger Reserve is a biodiversity rich forest areaof Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Comprising an Evergreen Sal forest, Sanjay-Dubri National Park and Tiger Reserve is home to about 152 species of birds 32 species of mammals, 11 species of reptiles, 03 species of amphibian and many more, 34 species of fresh water fishes. The major species found are tiger, sloth bear, chital, nilgai, chinkara, sambar, leopard, dhole (wild dog), jungle cat, hyena, porcupine, jackal, fox, indian wolf, indian python four-horned antelope and barking deer.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Alok Kumar said in a statement that now the online bookings for entry into these reserves started from September 21. The core areas of the parks will be opened after being closed for three months. These reserves were shut on July 1 due to the monsoon season.

Till Tuesday evening, over 3,200 people have made bookings in order to visit these national parks.

These include 1,239 bookings for Kanha National Park, 1,115 for Bandhavgarh, 737 for Pench, 93 for Satpura, 46 for Panna and five for Sanjay Tiger reserve.

The tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh are closed during the monsoon, as it is the breeding season for the big cats. Moreover, the pathways in the reserves become unmotorable because of the rain, and infrastructure in these parks, including grasslands, are developed for animals during this period.

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