Three Poachers Caught With Tiger Hides and Gunshot Wounds

BHOPAL: Hides of a tiger and a cub with gunshot wounds were recovered from three persons close to Pench tiger reserve in eastern Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, casting doubt on the slew of measures and enormous money being spent to protect the endangered tiger.

 

 

This is for the first time in the recent times that the poachers had used guns to kill the big cats in the state, apparently after catching the forest ground duty staffers’ napping in the wild. Before this, there had been cases of tiger poaching with poisoning and electrocutions in MP. In early 2009, the much-talked about Panna tiger reserve, which once had 35 tigers, became devoid of big cat population primarily due to poisoning. The gunshot wounds are on the rear side of the hides of the big cat and cub. The three persons, from whom the hides were recovered are residents of Seoni and Chhindwara districts, a top forest department official told TOI. 

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-30/bhopal/34177232_1_gunshot-wounds-tiger-reserve-big-cat

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