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POACHING OF TIGER

24 Jul 2017
Rajya Sabha


842.     SHRIMATI JHARNA DAS BAIDYA:           

Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:

(a)        the status of poaching of tigers in the country and to what extent it has been controlled; and

(b)        whether all the tiger reserves in the country have special guards to control such a loss, if so, the details thereof?

MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (DR. HARSH VARDHAN)

(a)        The status of confirmed tiger poaching, as reported by States, is as follows:

           

Year  Poaching
2012 12
2013 15
2014 7
2015 12
2016 11
2017 (as on 19.7.2017) 2

There have been 11, 7, 12, 9, 22 and 9 seizure of tiger body part respectively from 2012 to 2017 indicating the extent of vigilance by enforcement agencies in controlling trade in tiger body parts.

(b)        The tiger reserves are manned by frontline staff, besides support from casual antipoaching staff like home guards.  Certain States like Assam have a specialized Forest Protection Force deployed in tiger reserves.  Further, the National Tiger Conservation Authority / Government of India supports raising, arming and deploying the Special Tiger Protection Force in 7 tiger reserves, namely Tadoba-Andhari (Maharashtra), Pench (Maharashtra), Melghat (Maharashtra), Nawegaon-Nagzira (Maharashtra), Similipal (Odisha), Bandipur (Karnataka) and Ranthambhore  (Rajasthan).  In remaining tiger reserves, funding support is provided under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Tiger for Tiger Protection Force (TPF) which is,inter alia, composed of ex-army men. 

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