No hope for the Indian tiger?
With three tiger deaths in the first two weeks of the new year, 2010 has started with warning bells ringing for the environment ministry and tiger conservationists in India.
Considering that the last count of tigers in 2008 was 1411, wildlife experts say tigers could be extinct in 20 years.
Do you think the land of tigers will have no tigers to boast of in the near future?
Though arrests in poaching-related crimes have increased, many wildlife conservationists complain that the law does not catch up with the arrested poachers.
Sixty-six people were arrested in poaching-related crimes in 2008 and 72 in 2009 but there were no convictions.
Many poaching cases are unnoticed as poachers take away every part of the tiger’s body and do not leave evidence at the site.
Is India being callous towards its wildlife? Do you think we need more stringent laws for wildlife protection?