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In three years, India lost 329 tigers, 29 of which were killed by poachers: Govt

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According to a government report, 329 tigers in India perished in the past three years as a result of poaching, natural disasters, and other factors. The poaching, electrocution, poisoning, and train accidents contributed to the deaths of up to 307 elephants over this time. 96 tigers perished in 2019, 106 in 2020, and 127 in 2021, according to data presented by Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey.

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KEY POINTS:

  • 68 tiger fatalities were due to natural causes, five were due to unnatural causes, 29 were due to poaching, and 30 were due to “seizure.”
  • The deaths of 197 tigers in all are being investigated.
  • The data showed that the number of poaching instances decreased with time, going from 17 in 2019 to 4 in 2021.
  • 125 people have died in “tiger attacks” over this time, including 61 in Maharashtra and 25 in Uttar Pradesh, according to the figures presented by the Minister.

About Government Report:

  • 222 elephants have died from electrocution in the last three years. Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Assam, respectively, reported 41, 34, and 33 such deaths.
  • Train accidents have claimed the lives of 45 elephants. There were 12 and 11 of these fatalities in Odisha and West Bengal, respectively.
  • The data showed that during the period, 11 elephants died from poisoning, including nine in Assam, while 29 elephants perished as a result of poaching, including 12 in Meghalaya and seven in Odisha.

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