International Tiger Day: Can India Afford To Have More Tigers?

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Nearly a decade since 13 tiger range countries came together in St. Petersburg, Russia owing to double the big cat population by 2022, their goal seems nowhere in sight. In fact, India’s efforts to protect tigers is in some ways a victim of its own success.

Take for instance, a disturbing video shot in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve of Uttar Pradesh recently, showed the local villagers brutally trashing a six-year-old tigress. It is believed that the tigress has injured nine people and hence the villagers decided to kill the animal.