14 deaths this year, meet to discuss tiger mortality
Posted: Friday , Apr 09, 2010 at 0301 hrs
Lucknow: To prevent tiger mortality, a meeting between the officials of the state Forest department and National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is scheduled to be held by the end of this week.
With 14 tiger deaths already being reported from across the country this year, the meeting would focus on the mysterious death of a tiger in the state’s North Kheri forest division.
The carcass of an adult male tiger was recovered from North Kheri on January 6. According to the postmortem report, the cause of death could not be ascertained, as the carcass was over 48 hours old and the internal organs of the big cat had decomposed.
“The meeting is scheduled during April 10 to 12,” said B K Patnaik, PCCF, UP Forest department. “We will review the protection strategy that is being taken up by officials at the tiger reserves. We can review the shortcomings and loopholes in their strategy and suggest solutions,” said a NTCA official.