MP News: In Madhya Pradesh, the hard work of the Forest Department is continuously showing results. 4 elephants were brought from Karnataka to monitor tigers in Satpura Tiger Reserve and provide safaris to tourists. After this, preparations are being made to bring elephants to Pench and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve as well.
According to the information, there is a plan to bring 10 elephants from Karnataka to Pench and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, after which a strategy is being made to bring 7 elephants. There are 6 tiger reserves in the state which require about 50 elephants. 28 elephants are already present here and plans are on to bring another 22 elephants from the year 2010.
In tiger reserves, tigers or leopards sometimes get trapped in places where vehicles are difficult to get out of and walking is dangerous. Medical facilities and rescue teams are transported to such places with the help of elephants. This is the reason why elephants have been deployed in the Tiger Reserve who also take safaris to the tourists.
There was a shortage of elephants in the tiger reserve of the state for almost 12 years. In 2010 efforts were started to bring back the elephants. Wildlife Headquarters officials went on a tour of Andaman-Nicobar. Apart from this, tours were also made to Karnataka, Bengal and Kerala but the elephants could not reach Madhya Pradesh. After this, an attempt was made to bring the elephants that were engaged in the service of the kings in Rajasthan, but this matter also remained stuck due to the permission of the High Court.
Since last year, efforts to bring elephants to the tiger reserve were resumed and seem to be successful. According to the officials of the Wildlife Headquarters, 10 more elephants are being brought from Karnataka. Out of these, 5 elephants will be sent to Bandhavgarh, 4 to Kanha and 1 to Satpura Tiger Reserve. A large number of elephants are present in Kerala and Karnataka. Here elephants who create trouble are given training for work, out of which elephants are being brought to Madhya Pradesh.