Do you know that Madhya Pradesh has the highest population of Tigers in India (526 tigers)? Not only this, the central state also has the highest population of Leopards (more than 3000) in the country. MP also has the highest forest cover in the country.
The state government has notified 10 national parks and 25 wildlife sanctuaries under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Almost 4% of the area falls under protected area and 25% is forest area. Amongst the districts, Sheopur and Balaghat have more than 50% of their area under forest cover. While Dindori, Mandla, Sidhi and Umaria districts have 40% of their area under forest cover. Between these six tribal districts, there is one national park (Kuno National Park) and three tiger reserves. (Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Sanjay Tiger Reserves).
This infographic shows the notified protected areas of the state.
Research by: Rishabh Shrivastava, TA
Designed by: Aishwarya Poddar, TA
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