International workshop on tiger rehabilitation in Kanha-Panna
Bhopal, December 15, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan): A 6-day workshop to rehabilitate tigers in the countries and other states of the country which do not have tigers and making semi-wild tigers fully wild concluded at Panna tiger reserve today. At the workshop held by Global Tiger Forum at Kanha on December 9, 10 and 11 and Panna tiger reserve on December 12, 13 and 14, 2015, representatives from Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand etc. and 3 tiger reserves of the country including Achanakmar (Chhattisgarh), Rajaji (Uttarakhand) and Baksa (West Bengal) discussed their tiger rehabilitation models and strategy to chalk out future plans. It is noteworthy that tiger rehabilitation works have carved identity of Panna tiger reserve as world Guru in this field. Representatives of Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand etc. has lauded tiger rehabilitation works undertaken at Panna tiger reserve. They described increase in number of tigers from 0 to 32 in 5 years as a great achievement.
The team studied system for constant monitoring of tigers, maintenance of grasslands, relocation of villages from core areas, monitoring through patrolling camps, tiger enclosures, wildlife rescue arrangements etc. The study would help them in wildlife relocation in their respective countries. Officers from other countries and Assistant Secretary General of Global Tiger Reserve Dr. S.P. Yadav congratulated Panna Team for tiger rehabilitation in Panna.