Russian team reaches Panna for tiger management study
tiger reserve is gaining popularity among forest & wildlife lovers of not
only India but abroad also. A 6-member study team of Russian forest officers
reached Panna on February 26.
The Russian team
will study all aspects of tiger management in Panna tiger reserve. The team has
arrived under “Tiger Watch Programme” of Global Tiger Forum. Earlier, a foreign
study team had also visited the reserve for 3 days in 2012 under World Bank’s
Tiger Initiative Programme.
visit, members of the Russian team will study reintroduction of tigers in the
reserve under Tiger Reintroduction Project, radio telemetry monitoring,
anaesthesia of tigers, radio collaring, issues concerning wildlife health, sign
survey, wildlife protection through separate discussions with villagers.
The team is
headed by Scriprick Tatiyana. Teams of different resource persons are led by R
Shriniwas Murthy, Area Director Panna Tiger Reserve and Dr K Ramesh of Indian
Wildlife Institute Dehradun.
Effort has been
made to develop Panna according to concept of “Tiger Training Centre” in the
second phase of Panna Tiger Reintroduction Project. Now, Panna is bringing
laurels to Madhya Pradesh from country and abroad by concretizing concept of
Tiger Training Centre.