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77 tiger deaths so far this year: Anil Madhav Dave

Dave had earlier said that 73 cases of tiger mortality have been reported by the states, which included cases of confirmed poaching, including seizure

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Anil Madhav Dave
Anil Madhav Dave

Seventy-seven cases of tiger deaths have been reported this year of which 10 mortalities have happened since June end, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

"The number of died between January 1 to June 26 2016, including 15 seizures, is 67 and not 74," Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said in a written reply.

He was asked if 74 have died this year till June 26.

"Seventy-seven cases of tiger mortality have been reported by the states till date which includes 21 cases of confirmed poaching, including seizure, seven cases due to natural and other causes while 49 cases are under scrutiny," he said on being asked if large scale poaching is responsible for the fatalities.

Dave had on July 25 said 73 cases of tiger mortality have been reported by the states till date which included 21 cases of confirmed poaching, including seizure, seven due to natural and other causes while 45 are under scrutiny.

First Published: Tue, August 09 2016. 19:22 IST
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