Major challenges and issues related to wildlife management in Kanha National Park, India

Vivek K. Panwar, Pradeep Chaudhry

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/EQ.2019.023

Abstract


Kanha National Park (KNP) is regarded as one of the oldest and finest wildlife protected areas in India. Though tiger density in Kanha Tiger reserve is highest in comparison to most of other tiger reserves of the country e.g. Tadoba, Melghat, Panna, Pench and Ranthambore tiger reserves, yet Kanha National Park/Tiger reserve is more known for Hard ground Barasingha conservation. Kanha National Park is one of the finest protected area in India but the mentioned problems in the paper can no more be ignored. No doubt park authorities have done very well in management and growth of endangered species but now new challenges have emerged. Improvements can only be done if we know about the list of problems. In the present article, we have discussed the various challenges in wildlife conservation in Kanha National Park like herbivores population, grassland management, poaching, fencing, corridor development activities etc. Significant successes and notable failures on the part of park administration have been discussed.


Keywords


Grassland; Barasingha; Ungulates; Protection camps; Poaching; Forest Corridor Development; Human wildlife Conflict; Development committees; Endangered Species; Non Timber Forest Products; Protected Area

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