Management Objectives - Kanha Tiger Reserve

The Kanha Core Zone, part of the Kanha National Park, was among the first nine National Parks to be included in Project Tiger. The broad management objectives of this protected area are as under:

  • To ensure the maintenance of a viable population of tiger for scientific, economic, aesthetic, cultural and ecological values.
  • To preserve, for all times, areas of such biological importance as a national heritage for the benefit, education and enjoyment of the people.

Based on ground realities, opportunities as well as constraints, the specific objectives of the management of the Core Zone are as under:

  • To manage the over-all diversity of wildlife habitats, including grasslands/ meadows for supporting a good prey base for carnivores.
  • To strengthen protection measures against all kinds of poaching, intrusion, illicit grazing and illicit collection of MFP.
  • To increase tiger population during the plan period.
  • To relocate forest villages from the critical tiger habitat.
  • To increase the small population of the hard ground barasingha.
  • To ensure low impact and ecologically sustainable wildlife tourism for the enjoyment of visitors and conservation awareness.
  • To develop technical skills of the select staff for the translocation of various wildlife species to other protected areas under active wildlife management.
  • To conduct research and monitoring activities for the technical support of the Park Management.
  • To reintroduce a small population of blackbuck.
  • To manage stray, problematic and orphaned wildlife, specially tigers and leopards, and make efforts for their rehabilitation.