Tiger Population Decreases to 1000, India Blames Poaching

July 18, 2009

India (ChattahBox) – The number of tigers has decreased dramatically in India over the last few years, to the point that it is becoming a rare occurrence to see a Bengal Tiger within India’s once full parks.

The Indian government has admitted that their Panna park, once containing 24 tigers, has yielded no sightings since the beginning of the year, causing speculation that they may have become extinct in that particular area.

According to a report by The Telegraph, the decline is being blamed on poachers, that come into the area and kill the local wildlife. Parts such as skin as sold to various regions in Asia, for a number of remedies, and decorative items, such as with the bones.

There are thought to be as little as 1,000 tigers in India today.


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