: Chhattisgarh’s efforts to get tigers for its Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary from Madhya Pradesh has come to a halt with the latter asking it to get a viability study done before a decision on handing over the big cats could be taken.

Chhattisgarh, where the tiger population is just about 26, has sought a male and two female tigers from neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.

“There is a protocol for transfer of tigers from one place to another... Chhattisgarh should also improve its wildlife infrastructure,” wildlife activist Ajay Dubey said. PTI

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