Govt has no plans to adopt tiger farming method: Ramesh
New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) Stating that there is no plan to adopt tiger-farming method in the country, the government today said that it sees the method as a threat to wildlife conservation.
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, while replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha said, “there is no plan to adopt tiger-farming method. The tiger farming as prevalent in China is meant for consumptive use of tiger body parts, which is detrimental for wild tiger conservation.”
“India has strongly appealed to China and other countries at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild fauna and flora (CITES) to restrict such operations in the interest of wild tigers,” Ramesh added.
The government has taken initiatives since 1972 for in-situ (within its territory) conservation of wild tigers in designated reserves spread over different states in the country under “Project Tiger”, he added.