What Do You Know About Tiger Poaching in India?


What Do You Know About Tiger Poaching in India?   ©The Earth & I
  • In 1993 to 1994, investigators in India seized 1470 lbs of tiger bones from the black market.

  • A person can have a tiger killed for as little as $1 to $9, depending on whether they use poison or a steel trap.

  • Far eastern traditional medicine manufacturing has been a destination for tiger bones.

  • A general offense under India’s Wildlife Protection Act carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison.

  • Over 1300 wild animals died of electrocution, accidental or deliberate, in the last decade in India.

  • India recorded over 100 tiger deaths last year.

Source: Wildlife Protection Service of India


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