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Alert sounded in Corbett Tiger Reserve over poacher threat

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An alert has been sounded in the Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) after its Special Observation Group (SOG) deployed in the Kalagarh area (close to the Uttar Pradesh border) informed authorities about active poachers in the area. 

The officials of the reserve said that an alert has been sounded as there has been an increase in the movement of people in this area, presumably due to the reopening of the Nepal route.

“Southern boundary of Corbett is sensitive in terms of infiltration. The villages of the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh located at the border of CTR act as patches to infiltrate,” said a senior IFS officer on the condition of anonymity. 

The recent nabbing of poachers from Lakhimpur Kheri and Pithoragarh is also alarming, added officials.

The full article was published by New Indian Express on March 8, 2021.