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More tigers poached in India so far this year than whole of 2015

Tiger meat and bones fetch high prices

By: Eastern Eye Staff

More tigers have been killed in India already this year than in the whole of 2015, a census showed on Friday, raising doubts about the country’s anti-poaching efforts. The Wildlife Protection Society of India, a conservation charity, said 28 of the endangered beasts had been poached by April 26, three more than last year. Tiger meat and bones are used in traditional Chinese medicine and fetch high prices. “The stats are worrying indeed,” said Tito Joseph, programme manager at the group. “Poaching can only be stopped when we have coordinated, intelligence-led enforcement operations, because citizens of many countries are involved…

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