The Project Tiger –A programme to conserve and save the dwindling population of tigers in our country ,in its original habitat was launched in 1973 by the Government of India .
From 9 tiger reserves in the beginning ,the number has grown up to 50 at present. It is gathered that this year some more would be added.
The first scientific study on the relation between the prey and the predator was done by veteran wildlife biologist Dr George Schaller during sixties of last century at Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve (near Jabalpur ) . Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (near Jabalpur) was famous for initial tiger documentaries . Pench National Park (Madhya Pradesh ) came into prominence for the best documentary on tiger till date‘ David Attenborough -Tiger –Spy in the jungle –BBC.
All the three above National Parks and Tiger reserves are in the State of Madhya Pradesh.