01 Aug '12, 8pm

Tigers vs. coal in India: when big energy meets vanishing cats

Tigers vs. coal in India: when big energy meets vanishing cats

Nearly 50 tigers die in India in last six months (06/18/2012) Since January 1st, 48 Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) have been found dead in India, which has the world's largest population of tigers. According to India's National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), 19 of those deaths have been confirmed to be at the hands of poachers, but that number could become even higher. In order to combat a surge in tiger poaching, the Indian state of Maharashtra has recently granted legal immunity to any forest ranger who shoots a poacher. Rangers now allowed to shoot tiger poachers on sight in Indian state (05/25/2012) In the wake of a surge in tiger poaching, the state government of Maharashtra, India will no longer consider the shooting of wildlife poachers by forest rangers a crime, reports the Associated Press . Camera traps discover tigers, elephants in "empty" forest p...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0801-hance-tigers-coal.html

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