|In Madhya Pradesh’s Buxwaha forest, a diamond mine could|
claim two lakh trees
|The Diamond project site is only 20 km from the buffer zone |
of the Panna tiger reserve. risking the wildlife corridor
|If executed the project will damage the wildlife corridor |
between Nauradehi wildlife sanctuary and the reserve.
|The Central Groundwater Authority has classified |
Buxwaha a semi-critical area in terms of water availability.
|The water table is very low, and the deepest tubewells|
in the area already yield only 20-50 m3 of water per day.
|The Buxwaha forest has many teak, ken, baheda, banyan,|
jamun, tendu and arjuna trees
|The Buxwaha forest has jungle cats, sloth bears, |
jackals, striped hyena, Indian foxes and wild dogs.
|The water requirement of the project is estimated|
at about 5.9 million cubic meters per day.
|The tree species found in the area are khair , bel ,|
dhava , seja , ghoat , renjha , Amltas and saugon
|Buxwaha has 7 species listed in Schedule I of Wild Life (Protection) Act,|
1972. Indian Gazelle, Chowsingha, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Monitor Lizard,
Indian Rumped Vulture and Peacock
|The forest’s natural resources provide for the livelihood|
of 5,000 tribal people.
|The project is spread across 364 hectares in the forests|
and will result in the felling of 2,15,875 trees.
|Buxwaha forest has Indian Gazelle, Chowsingha, Sloth Bear,|
Leopard, Monitor Lizard, Indian Rumped Vulture and Peacock