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Tiger Poaching In India
The Government of India admitted that there was "rampant" killing of tigers in the country and said the big cats have became locally extinct in Sariska and Panna Reserves mainly due to poaching.
Tiger killing is rampant in India and smuggling of tiger skin is the second largest after illicit trade in narcotics.The Centre has initiated a programme to involve local communities in protecting tiger population and the first project, which started in Corbett Park in Uttarakhand, will be replicated in other reserves.
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