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Sixth post of the #WildlifeWeek Reintroduction series.

Day 6 - Panna Roars Again !!

#Panna National Park covering an area of 543 sq km is a splendid mosaic of plateaus, plunging gorges, vast expanses of teak #forests and #Savannah #grasslands teeming with #wildlife...
1/14 Mahaman from Bandhavgarh
.... and its lifeline Ken river running through the middle. It was upgraded to the status of a tiger reserve in 1994 but within 15 years it lost all its stripes !! The news broke out in May, 2009 that Panna TR which once claimed to harbour 40+ tigers had none left anymore.
It shook the forest department, the govt and every concerned citizen of the country to its core. Investigations were done on the disappearance of tigers and reports submitted by the WII, SIT setup by the NTCA and by an expert committee initiated by govt of MP.
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(1/10) Eviction notices have been shamelessly served to about 45000 tribals in 52 villages in #Chitrakoot (UP) because they are in Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary. They have been living here for generations. “Where will we go?”

Watch report by @alim_jafri:
(2/10) #Chitrakoot district has vast tracts of forest land, a home & livelihood source for the adivasis & other forest-dwelling communities & forest workers. Most hail from economically weak backgrounds & depend on forest produce & land for sustenance.…
(3/10) Forest officials are allegedly engaging in intimidation, harassment and abuse of the tribals to keep them away from the land. Many such instances have been reported from villages such as Kihuniya, Nagar, Ranipur, Gopipur, Unchdih, etc.…
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