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2011-03-27 08:15:00

According to a news report on Saturday, India's tiger population increased for the first time in decades. The Indian Express newspaper said that the 2009 to 2010 tiger census for the animals that roam India has jumped to between 1,510 and 1,550 from 1,411 in 2004 through 2005.  The report came ahead of an international tiger conservation conference due to open on Monday in the Indian capital New Delhi. India is home to over half of the world's wild tiger population, but its conservation...

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2010-04-15 06:00:00

Officials in India have announced plans to utilize a new tracking system to protect its endangered tiger population, according to an April 14 report by AFP. The country's tiger population, which was estimated to 3,700 in 2002, has dropped drastically. There are currently believed to be less than 1,400 of the big cats remaining in the country, and according to what India's Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told the news agency, "lazy" wildlife field officers are largely to blame. "They make...

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2008-03-05 00:00:00

In an effort to save endangered tigers, India announced on Friday that it intends to spend $13 million to "raise, arm and deploy" a Tiger Protection Force. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's announcement comes just weeks after a $153 million program was proposed to create new tiger reserves. India's Tiger Project said that recent calculations found that the wild tiger population has dropped from 3,600 five years ago to about 1,411. "The number 1,411 should ring the alarm bells," Chidambaram...

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2007-12-06 16:35:31

LUCKNOW, India -- Police broke up a major tiger poaching ring in northern India, arresting an alleged kingpin and 15 others, police and wildlife officials said Thursday. In a rare success for India's embattled conservationists, police in the city of Allahabad raided a meeting Tuesday of suspected poachers, traders and couriers who were negotiating over three tiger pelts and skeletons, senior police official Arvind Chaturvedi said. Conservationists say the killing of tigers for their pelts and...

2006-01-14 07:37:48

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - Police in north India have arrested five people and seized 14 leopard skins and one skin of a civet cat from them in what could turn out to be a big poaching racket, a senior police official said on Saturday. The seizures and arrests were made earlier this week in Fatehpur district, about 200 kms (125 miles) from Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh state. "The kingpins are still at large and we are trying to get them," senior police officer Vir Bahadur Singh...

2005-11-22 09:05:25

By Heath Kelly JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - Indian police have busted a tiger poaching ring responsible for killing at least 10 animals in one of its premier wildlife parks, an officer said on Tuesday. Four poachers living in the forests surrounding the Ranthambhore reserve had confessed to killing 10 tigers and a leopard, police superintendent Alok Vasisth said. "More arrests will be made and will include those who received these tigers and those who smuggled them," he said. Local...


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