Villagers at Sawra have decided to revive their traditional dances in an effort to preserve and showcase their rich culture. Satpuda Foundation (a wildlife conservation NGO working in central India) is encouraging this and other community initiatives. It is hoped that tourists going to Pench National Park will also visit local villages to understand the tribal traditions of the area.
The video shows one of the dancers’ practice sessions at the village school.
Source: YouTube – Gond tribal dancers near Pench National Park
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ed Jul 13 2011 09:05:21 GMT+0200 (CEST)
Times of India, 26 November 2016
Tiger population in Pench reserve risen to 53: SFRI report | Read the full report here >>
SEONI: T he number of tigers in the Pench Tiger Reserve here has gone up to 53, according to the latest figures provided by the State Forest Research Institute (SFRI).
The SFRI has recently informed about the rise in tiger population to the authorities of Pench Tiger Reserve. […]
Pench national park, known as home to ‘Mowgli’, a fictional character and protagonist in English writer Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’. […]
The report also studies incidents of human interference in the reserve area and found that it was at negligible level, he added. […]
The SFRI also released the figures of herbivores in the reserve, which shows that the number of spotted deer, blue bull, sambar (large deer), wild boars, monkeys and bison, too, has increased manifold.
The reserve is spread in 1,179-square km of area, which includes both core and buffer zones, the director said
Source: Tiger population in Pench reserve risen to 53: SFRI report
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