Panna Tiger reserve gets UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve status
About Panna Tiger reserve
- It is located in Vindhyan Hills in northern Madhya Pradesh.
- It is spread over the Panna and Chhatarpur districts.
- It was in August 2011 that Panna was notified a biosphere reserve by the Union ministry of environment and forests
- The terrain here consists of extensive plateaus and gorges.
- This reserve contains the last remaining tiger habitat of North Madhya Pradesh.
- The reserve has dry and short grass habitat with extensive open woodlands
- The tree species Acacia catachu dominates the dry steep slopes of the plateaus here.
- Ken river flows through it
- The reserve is also dotted with two thousand-year-old rock paintings.
- This reserve forms the northernmost tip of the natural teak forests and the easternmost tip of the natural Anogeissus pendula (Kardhai) forests.