Achievements of Kanha - Kanha Tiger Reserve

Kanha’s Achievements/ Landmarks

Some of the major Kanha’s achievemnets/ landmarks are as under:

  • 1933: Kanha Sanctuary (Banjar valley) was notified and later elevated

  • 1935: The Supkahr sanctuary was notified.

  • 1955: Kanha declared a national park.

  • 1969 till date: Successful relocation of 37 villages from the protected area.

  • 1973: Kanha given the status of a tiger reserve.

  • 1976: The total area of Kanha becomes 940 sq. km.

  • 1976: Notificiation of the buffer zone.

  • 1982: First International Workshop on wildlife management was organised at Kanha.

  • 1992: The first park interpretation package in the country was set up at Kanha.

  • 1995: Removal of around 40 illegal cattle camps with around 2500 cattle from the Phen Wildlife Sanctuary. Presently this protected area place a very crucial role along the Kanha-Achanakmar corridor.

  • 1997: Creation of Protected Area Development Fund (Vikas Nidhi) and MP Tiger Foundation Society.

  • 1999: Systematic monitoring of wildlife and vegetation by frontline staff conceptualized at Kanha.

  • 2000: Induction of veterinary doctors in protected areas and their specialised training.

  • 2005: The first experiment or raising orphaned cubs started with the 2 orphaned cub in Kanha tiger reserve.

  • 2006: Induction of ex-army men for intensive patrolling and protection.

  • 2006: Creation of well-equipped rescue squads.

  • 2011: Reintroduction of 50 blackbuck into Kanha.

  • 2011-12: Reintroduction of 50 gaur from Kanha into Bandhavgarh tiger reserve.

  • 2012: Started implementation of Phase-IV monitoring protocol in Kanha Tiger Reserve in order to know the population trend of the major wildlife species. This initiative involved close coordination with the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, intensive in-house training, periodic supervision of the monitoring exercise in the field and discussion about field data and results.

  • 2013: Acquisition of skills through in-house trainings and indigenously designed transport vehicles for mass capture of herbivores such as barasingha and chital.

  • 2015: Reintroduction of hard ground barasinghainto Satpura tiger reserve.

  • 2016: The successful integration of these reclaimed lands of Sukdi and Ajanpur villages into the surrounding natural wildlife habitat with adequate managerial inputs for grassland development. This has resulted in the restoration of a population of around 100 hard ground barasingha. This grassland complex is going to play an important role in the building up of a large population of barasingha in the tiger reserve.

  • 2021: Consistent management of a viable population of tigers (presently 118) for several years.

  • 2022: Revival of hard ground barasingha population from 66 in 1970 to around 1050 in 2022.