Published on: March 4, 2023

Greater Panna Landscape Council

Greater Panna Landscape Council

Why in news? To ensure systematic and time bound implementation of the Greater Panna Landscape Management plan, the Greater Panna Landscape Council (GPLC) has been constituted.


  • As part of the Ken-Betwa Link Project (for drought prone Bundelkhand region), a comprehensive Integrated Landscape Management Plan (ILMP) has been prepared for the conservation of wildlife and biodiversity in Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) & surrounding areas.
  • The Greater Panna Landscape Council (GPLC) has been constituted under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh with members from all the stakeholders was under this plan (Integrated Landscape Management Plan) .
  • Adequate financial provisions have been earmarked for the implementation of Environment Management Plan and Integrated Landscape Management Plan under the Ken-Betwa Link Project

About Panna National Park

  • It is a national park located in Madhya Pradesh.
  • The forests of Panna National Park is along with Ken Gharial Sanctuary.
  • Vegetation includes tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests belt and moist deciduous forests.
  • Ken River, runs northeast through the park
  • Panna National Park was declared as one of the Tiger reserves of India in 1994/95 and placed under the protection of Project Tiger

Panna Biosphere Reserve

  • The Panna Biosphere Reserve was designated in 2020 by UNESCO
  • It encompasses Panna National Park, three sections of the Gangau Wildlife Sanctuary and the reserved and protected forests of the North Panna Forest Division.
  • It is notable that by 2009, the entire tiger population had been eliminated by poaching with the collusion of forest department officials.