A seven-year-old radio-collared big cat was found dead in a lake at Karmajhiri range of Pench Reserve In Madhya Pradesh.
The state has lost 17 tigers in Reserves and 2 in the wild in last 13 months. And what is the explanation by officers and reporting by media?
Few days back Pench was discussed as one the most important Corridors. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) as part of their plan to connect Srinagar and Kanyakumari wants to build a 56 km stretch in Madhya Pradesh which is proposed to cut through Pench National Park home to tigers, sambhar, spotted dears and many other endangered animals.( Kanha and Pench link).The nine sq km stretch, a key link between Kanha and Pench National Park is in Madhya Pradesh .
If the government is really serious in its resolve to protect tigers what is Ministry of Transport upto? Building roads through India's prime tiger habitat?
The tiger had been radio collared on Jan 7th for reseach by the Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India’s Scholars.
The Pench National Park also saw the death of two tiger cubs on Dec 24, 2009.The two cubs had died of cold.
Will in the coming times Madhya Pradesh remain a Tiger State?