Sadly more tiger deaths reported in the State of Madhya Pradesh
Since the first week of November the death of 3 tigers and a cub have been reported in the Umaria-Shahdol region on Madhya Pradesh. One of the tigers was a female who had two cubs; one of the cubs was found dead while a search is on for the second cub although there is very little hope for its survival. Madhya Pradesh is the home to about 20% of India's tiger population which amounted to 308 within its six protected areas including Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panna, Pench, and Sanjay according to the 2014 census. It is reported that the State has lost 21 tigers for the year ending 30 November 2017 of which 15 tiger deaths are reported to have occurred outside the protected forest areas. The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is so concerned that it is reported to have served a notice on the MP forest department. More can be read on this tragic loss of tiger life on News18.com.