14 tigers died in two months in IndiaBy IANS
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
NEW DELHI - As many as 14 tigers have died in the country till February this year alone, including two due to poaching, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told Lok Sabha Tuesday.
Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Ramesh said 161 tigers - 51 due to poaching — have died since 2008.
“About 14 tigers have died, 12 due to natural and other causes and two due to poaching, till Feb 22 this year,” Ramesh told the upper house.
From projections done on the basis of the last tiger census done in 2008, there are less than 1400 tigers left in India.