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Title : PANNA BIOSPHERE RESERVE: Prelims Specific Topic

Date : Dec 22, 2021

Description :
  • PBR was founded in 1981 and is located in the Madhya Pradesh districts of Panna and Chhatarpur, covering an area of approximately 540 km2.
  • It is located in the Vindhya mountain range in Madhya Pradesh's northern region.
  • The Ken River (one of the Yamuna River's least polluted tributaries) runs through the reserve, and the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project will be built there as well.
  • Panna diamond mining is also well-known in the area.


  • Recognition and Conservation:


  • Panna National Park, India's 22nd tiger reserve, was designated as a Project Tiger Reserve in 1994.
  • The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change declared it a Biosphere Reserve in 2011. (MoEFCC).
  • 2018: By the year 2018, the tiger population has increased dramatically from a decade previously, when it was predicted to be nil.
  • The state with the most tigers is Madhya Pradesh, followed by Karnataka and Uttarakhand.
  • It was included in the Man and Biosphere Programme by UNESCO in 2020. (MAB).


  • Source à The Hindu à 20/12/21 à Page Number 5

Tags : Man and Biosphere Programme, UNESCO

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