Increasing no of tiger deaths in MadhyaPradesh in past 2 years is raising concerns with wildlife conservationists

18 June 2017

The increasing number of tiger deaths in Madhya Pradesh over the past two years has raised serious concerns among wildlife conservationists and tiger lovers, with 13 deaths already reported this year. Madhya Pradesh, once known as India’s “Tiger State”, accounted for almost 30% of the total tiger deaths in India in 2016.

Even in 2017, Madhya Pradesh tops the list of states, by recording the highest number of tiger deaths in India. As on 12 June this year, 13 tigers were reported dead according to the data provided by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).

In 2016, a total of 100 tiger deaths were reported from various states in the country. Among them, 30 were reported from Madhya Pradesh alone. This year, 56 tigers were reported dead across the country until 12 June, as per the NTCA data.

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