Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve hit by poaching
Published on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 16:14 in India section
New Delhi: Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra has been hit by poaching. Exclusive pictures available with CNN-IBN show a wild dog caught in a snare, proof of the rampant poaching in one of the country's ace tiger reserves.
The pictures indicate a severe neck injury to the dog.
While the wild dog may have been lucky to survive, a number of animals, including 40 Tigers in Tadoba are in danger of being killed by the poachers.
Activists say the region has lost four tigers this monsoon season itself.
The tiger reserve has been in the news after Adani Power Maharashtra Limited was allotted coal blocks at Lohara in Chandrapur district just 11 kms away from the reserve.
A major controversy had erupted recently following objections by the environment groups against allotments of coal blocks located in deep forests.