384 tigers killed in the last 10 years

As many as 384 tigers have been killed by poachers in India in the last 10 years, according to the reply to a question under the Right to Information Act.
Between 2008 and 2018 (till November), 961 persons have been arrested for allegedly poaching tigers. The information was given by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) in response to a question filed by Ranjan Tomar, a Noida advocate and RTI activist. Mr. Tomar asked the WCCB for the number of tigers killed by poachers in the last 10 years and the people arrested and convicted. “As per the data available on the records of the Bureau, based on the information received from the State forest and police authorities, the total number of tigers killed by poachers in the last 10 years is 384, and 961 poachers have been arrested…,” the reply said. The WCCB, however, said no information was available on the conviction of the accused.
Source  : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/384-tigers-killed-in-the-last-10-years/article25694590.ece

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