Maharashtra: Wildlife Wardens Roar At Tiger Body's Order.
Underlining its disagreement, the Maharashtra Forest department has written to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) seeking withdrawal of its directive that asks all Chief Wildlife Wardens to seek prior or ex post facto approval before they decide to put a tiger down.
The letter sent by Maharashtra’s Chief Wildlife Warden last week clarifies that the order does not align with the provision of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and hence needs to be withdrawn immediately.
Indian authorities quarrel about who decides to shoot a tiger.
The Indian tiger authority (NTCA) demanded that Chief Wildlife Wardens (WWCs) ask their permission.
But the WWCs feel that their authority is at risk so they oppose: they want to be able to decide by themselves to shoot a tiger – if necessary.
If the situation was not so serious it would be very laughable that such egos quarrel about something.
But it is about the life of tigers. So it is not laughable at all.