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NTCA seeks report from Rajasthan on missing of tigers from Ranthambore

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Conservation Authority (NTCA) has sought a report from government on a complaint by a activist regarding missing tigers from its reserve, according to official documents.

activist had written to the NTCA seeking a high level enquiry on reports of tigers poaching in

"There have been reports of missing tigers from It is feared that tigers are being poached regularly, Dubey had said in the letter.

Acting on his complaint, the NTCA sent a letter to Chief of government seeking a report on factual status and updates.

A copy of the letter sent to the by the NTCA was received in response to an RTI query filed by Dubey.

There are about 2,226 tigers in India, according to a latest report on the big cats census. Of these, 45 were in

Dubey, referring to another letter written by the in 2017 to the NTCA, said that the the instead of taking stern measures against the poachers wanted to stop monitoring of tigers that are no more traceable or moved to other forest areas.

As per the protocol, tigers need to be provided with IDs for their monitoring.

The had then proposed that the monitoring of tigers, as mentioned in the protocol, that are not traceable, died or moved to other areas be stopped.

Replying to the move, the NTCA had asked not to stop the monitoring as it is crucial for long term evaluation of tigers population, according to the letter.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 13:50 IST