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Trees for Tigers, Wildlife corridor between Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh & Pench National Park, Maharashtra, India

Available for Adoption: 111,000 Trees


Project Purpose
Trees for Forests & Wildlife

Wildlife corridor between Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh and Pench National Park, Maharashtra, India

Kanha and Pench National Parks of Central India are important Tiger reserves and are a home to the last surviving source populations of Tigers in the country. The Wildlife Corridor connecting Kanha and Pench National Parks runs through Mandla, Sivni and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh and faces the threat of degradation owing to anthropogenic pressures and lack of governance mechanisms to conserve and protect this region. Much of the wildlife corridor near Kanha has been fragmented due to human settlements. The corridor is S-shaped and is approximately 80 km long. The average width is about 4 to 5 km. It is spread over 5,186 sq km over four districts. This wildlife corridor offers crucial connectivity between the two important Tiger source populations in the Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserves. Wildlife Corridors such as these help in the dispersal of Tiger populations from source sites thereby increasing genetic diversity among the populations favouring long-term survival of the species. Tigers continue to be sighted and reported regularly along this Wildlife Corridor. 

After successful plantation of 300,000 trees in the adjoining villages of Kanha National Park in the last two consecutive years, Grow-Trees.com shifts its focus to the nearby village of Pench Tiger Reserve. Karwahi village, situated very close to one of the entry gates (Turia) of Pench Tiger Reserve.

Village Karwahi is home to around 3500 tribals of Gond and Meena community. The plantation of 100,000 indigenous species like drumsticks, custard apple, neem, amla, shisham, jamun etc in this region of the state will not only benefit the environment, wildlife but also rural communities by adding an additional stream of revenue to their income. Tribal women are getting partial employment in the planting processes like nursery maintenance, pit digging, watering and actual planting. In future, these communities can use the Non-Timer forest produce for their own use and/or can also sell fruits, drumsticks, honey etc to the nearby markets.

Grow-Trees.com believes that these kinds of initiatives can't be successful without local community’s participation. On a periodic basis, Grow-Trees representatives visit the plantation sites to interact with the villagers, Gram Sarpanch and open a dialogue with them on the importance of planting and conserving trees. During one such recent visit, the residents of Karwahi village gave an overwhelmingly positive response to the Grow-Trees team on the plantation initiative.  

The tree species planted here include Amla(Phyllanthus emblica), Baheda(Terminalia bellirica), Bamboo(Bambusa vulgaris), Harra(Terminalia chebula), Imli(Tamarindus indica), Karanj(Millettia pinnata), Khamer(Gmelina Arborea), Mahua(Madhuca longifolia), Saja(Terminalia elliptica), Sisu(Dalbergia sissoo), Subabul(Leucaena leucocephala), Amal(Phyllanthus emblica), Arjun(Terminalia arjuna), Aam(Mangifera indica) and Jamun(Syzygium cumini).


The animal species found here are Tiger, Chital, Sambhar, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Jackal, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Porcupine, Monkey, Jungle Cat, Fox, Striped Hyena, Gaur, Chowsingha, Sambhar and Barking Deer. The bird species found here are Peafowl, Junglefowl, Crow Pheasant, Crimson-Breasted Barbet, Red-Vented Bulbul, Racket-Tailed Drongo, Magpie Robin, Lesser Whistling Teal, Pintail, Shoveler, Egret and Herons.

Adoption Summary

Name of the Company Number of Trees Adopted Year
Blue Dart Express Ltd  111,000 trees FY 2018-19
Blue Dart Express Ltd  111,000 trees FY 2017-18
Vodafone India Ltd. 1,00,000 trees FY 2016-17
Vodafone India Ltd. 1,00,000 trees FY 2015-16 
Vodafone India Ltd. 1,00,000 trees FY 2014-15