- All tiger reserve parks will open in MP from June 1
- Forest Minister has announced amid the dwindling affairs of Corona
- Parks are closed for a few months during the rains
- AP government started preparations to unlock the state from June 1
Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister Vijay Shah said that all tiger reserves and national parks in Madhya Pradesh are being opened for tourists from June 1. Actually, MP has the status of Tiger and Leopard State. In view of the second wave of Kovid-19, about two months ago, the tiger reserves and
Forest Minister Vijay Shah has said that tiger reserves and national parks are closed due to the outbreak of corona virus. We are opening all these parks and reserves for tourists from June 1 to June 30. This will provide employment to people engaged in tourism activities here. MP has several Tiger Reserves and National Parks including Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Satpura and Panna. Madhya Pradesh is known as Tiger State due to the largest tiger population in the country.
According to the census of the year 2018, there are 526 tigers in Madhya Pradesh. Along with this, according to an estimate released by the Center in December, Madhya Pradesh has the highest population of leopards in the country. According to an assessment done using camera trapping method, Madhya Pradesh had the highest number of 3,421 leopards in the year 2018. After this 1,783 leopards were found in Karnataka and 1,690 in Maharashtra. According to the report, the number of leopards in the country in the year 2014 was 7,910 which increased to 12,852 in the year 2018 assessment.
Earlier on Friday, an increase in the number of tiger cubs was recorded in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) of the state. Forest workers have seen at least 41 cubs ranging in age from newborn to one year in BTR. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) of the state has told on Friday that the information of tigers up to one year has been prepared by the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Management. In this, evidence has been found of 41 tiger cubs based on track camera and direct sighting during various patrols.