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Tamil Nadu: 19 tiger deaths in 3 years. Nine under scrutiny.

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Babul Supriyo, Tami Nadu Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change presented the data in Parliament while replying to a question on a large number of wild animal deaths.

In the last three years, Tamil Nadu has reported 19 tiger deaths. Though there were quite a few unnatural tiger deaths last year – such as the infamous poisoning deaths at Pollachi in Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) — the State still claims there isn’t a single case of poaching. 

Babul Supriyo, Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change presented the data in Parliament while replying to a question on a large number of wild animal deaths.  In all, India has lost a staggering 303 tigers since 2018, of which 109 deaths are deemed natural; seven unnatural but not attributed to poaching (includes tigers death due to accidents, tigers eliminated in conflict events etc); 55 poaching, 27 seizure and 105 are under scrutiny. 

This article was published by New Indian Express on February 14, 2021.