Madhya Pradesh State government has declared Kuno wildlife sanctuary as a national park in compliance with the last condition imposed by a Supreme Court-appointed committee for the much awaited ‘translocation of Asiatic lions from Gir in Gujarat.’
The move is expected to pave way for translocation of lions from Gir in Gujarat to Kuno. It is spread over 750 sq km area.
Source: The Times Of India
Important wildlife sanctuaries (WS) and national parks (NP) in Madhya Pradesh:
- Kanha NP, Pench NP, Bandhavgarh NP, Panna NP, Sanjay NP.
- Karera WS, Pachmari WS, Narsinghgarh WS, Veerangna Durgawati WS, Chambal WS.