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Trackers patrol 24 hours a day looking for signs of the big cats: a glimpse, paw tracks, droppings, remains of a kill. The clues are elusive - not just because of the stealth with which tigers creep through the mottled forest, but because India's tigers are vanishing.
By Krittivas Mukherjee KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - India will start counting tigers next month in the world's largest habitat for the big cats using specially-designed computer programmes to avoid duplication in recording pugmarks, officials said on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian task force said on Friday that the country's tigers were under siege from poachers and people living in protected reserves, and called for thousands of villagers to be relocated to save the endangered big cat.
India reported a dramatic fall in the tiger population at one of its showcase reserves on Monday and conservationists said poachers were to blame.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.