Female guides in tiger reserves

Women tourist guides escort wildlife enthusiasts in MP jungles

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The big cat in the country’s tiger state’ Madhya Pradesh is no longer a source of earning just for tribal men as the fair sex too has donned the mantle of tourist guides for the priceless glimpse of tigers.

The Kanha Tiger Reserve-National Park and the Pench Tiger Reserve-National Park now have 24 women guides, who are accompanying and guiding wildlife lovers in the core areas.

While 13 out of the 150 guides at the Kanha Tiger Reserve are women, 11 out of 83 guides at the Pench Tiger Reserve are women. The Forest department is also working at introducing women guides in hill tourism hotspot Panchmarhi in the Satpura Tiger Reserve.

The full article was published by The New Indian Express on March 3, 2021.