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India lost 41 tigers in 7 months: NTCA & Traffic India data

It says that tigers are dying not just from natural causes, but are being shot to death by authorities in case of man-animal conflicts.

Aug 12, 2015 15:15 IST
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Fresh data from National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and TRAFFIC-India, the wildlife trade monitoring network released in August 2015 revealed that between January and 9 August 2015, India lost about 41 tigers. The count is similar to the count in the same period in 2014.

It says that despite the union and state governments’ efforts towards conservation, the number tiger deaths continued.

Few facts revealed by the data includes
• Tigers are dying not just from natural causes, but they are also being shot to death by authorities in case of man-animal conflicts. Snares and traps, even poisoning are the other reasons are behind their death.
• States that have reported the maximum number of tiger deaths include Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

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