Barasingha Conservation - Kanha Tiger Reserve

The conservation of the central Indian barasingha in Kanha national park requires a long-term strategy based on the past and present experiences and observations recorded by the management. The past onslaught on the hard ground barasingha and its habitat in and around the Kanha national park had caused a serious progressive decline in its population, and by 1970 only 66 animals survived in the wild. Consequently, after around 50 years of sustained conservation, there are now around 1050 animals in the tiger reserve, and are confined only to the core zone.