India lost 51 tigers since January 2019

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Despite its government’s efforts to save the species, so far India has lost 51 tigers since the beginning of the year. More than that, many other tiger conservation groups as Save Tiger, Project Tiger and WWF have joined the cause in order to preserve the endangered felines. However, a report from the National Tiger Conservation Authority indicates that 51 of the wild cats have died in the first five months of the year. That’s an average of 10 tigers every month.

As you probably know, the tigers were included on the endangered species list, after their numbers dramatically declined in the last few years.

According to a recent data available from Tigernet, a database (NTCA), Madhya Pradesh has remained at the top of the list with about 18 cases followed by Maharashtra with 8 tigers in the first five months of the year 2019. The problem is that in 80% of the cases, the cause of their disappearance couldn’t be identified.

Even if the Indian Government launched campaigns as Save Tiger and Project Tigers for the conservation of the big cats, apparently they are losing the war of saving the tigers. According to the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, amended in 2002, tiger hunting would result in imprisonment from 3 to 7 years.

These numbers are really alarming, thinking there are less than 4,000 individuals left into the wild!