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POACHING OF ROYAL BENGAL TIGERS IN SUNDARBANS

12 Dec 2016
Rajya Sabha


  1. SHRI RITABRATA BANERJEE:

Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:

 (a)        whether the poaching of Royal Bengal tigers in Sundarbans have increasd during the last five years;

(b)        if so, the details thereof; and

(c)        what remedial measures are adopted to stop poaching?

 MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI ANIL MADHAV DAVE)

(a) & (b)   No Sir.  As reported by the State of West Bengal, there is no tiger poaching during last five years.

 (c)    Conservation and protection of Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarban Tiger Reserve is done effectively through intensive and effective patrolling, radio telemetry, wireless network, creation and management of land based camps, floating camps as well as mobile camps, mitigation of human-animal conflict, involving people living in forest fringes and conservation by means of Joint Forest Management Committee as well as introduction of modern technology in conservation.