Members of the Baiga tribe, a semi-nomadic tribe from central India that depended on the forest, lived in 28 villages

that were within the Kanha National Park until 1968, when they were relocated. The relocation was part of an effort to

maintain an important tiger habitat. The land to which they were relocated is barren and now they suffer from alcoholism

and malnutrition, and beg to support themselves. The last of the villages to be shifted for tiger habitat is in the core zone

of the Kanha Tiger Reserve. The region is the ancestral home of the Gond and Baiga tribes. According to Survival International, in January

2010,the Baiga tribe was illegally evicted from the park without proper compensation from the government.In its efforts to maintain and

restore tiger habitats, WWF-India has worked to create corridors that support tigers and their prey, thereby stabilizing tiger populations.

This includes efforts to prevent the loss of human life or property, reduce human dependence on the forest, and reduce counter-killings

of tigers when people have been harmed.However, Kanha's frontline workers continue to receive support, training and equipment from

the WWF, even as they evicted 22,000 residents who are to be forcibly resettled from tiger reserves in the region.