Panna Tiger Reserve:
A delegation of senior forest officers and frontline staff from Cambodia came for training at Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) and studied India’s tiger reintroduction programme and all its aspects.
- Panna Tiger Reserve is a critical tiger habitat located in the Vindhyan mountain range in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh.
- It was declared a Project Tiger Reserve by the Government of India in 1994
- It is characterised by a ‘Table Top’ topography.
- It consists of extensive plateaus and gorges.
- Ken River flows from south to north through the reserve.
- The dominant vegetation type is dry deciduous forest interspersed with grassland areas.
- It supports a sizable population of Sloth Bear, Leopard, and Striped Hyena.
- Other prominent carnivores are Jackal, Wolf, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, and Rusty Spotted Cat.