Decoded: How are tiger deaths investigated and what are the major causes

30 tigers have died in India in the first two months of 2023

Nitin Kumar New Delhi

Tiger (Photo: Shutterstock)

The high number of tiger deaths – 30 – in the first two months of this year has been a cause of concern for the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), the agency responsible for maintaining the details of each tiger mortality in India. 
What has happened with the tigers?
In the first 50 days of this year, 30 tigers have fallen dead. This is the highest number of tiger deaths in three years and it has prompted the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to expedite its investigation into the cause of the deaths. Every tiger death is, in any case, investigated.

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First Published: Feb 21 2023 | 4:52 PM IST

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