Wildlife bureau issues red alert against poachers and hunters

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New Delhi, 03rd July 2023: The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has issued a ‘red alert’ warning authorities about organised hunting gangs prowling in the outskirts of tiger reserves such as Uttarakhand’s Corbett and Rajaji.

Hunting gangs are active near numerous tiger reserves, particularly Satoura, Tadoba, Pench, Corbett, Rajaji, Amangarh, Pilighit, and Valmiki, as well as tiger-bearing regions like Balaghat, Gadchiroli, and Chandrapur, according to a red notice issued on June 29.’

The red alert was issued a few days after a beheaded adult tiger carcass was discovered in Madhya Pradesh’s Satpura Tiger Reserve. According to officials, the decayed decapitated carcass was discovered in the reserve’s core section on Monday.

Six tiger reserves in India have been placed on red alert, including two in Madhya Pradesh and three districts in MP, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra.

The bureau directed all tiger reserves’ field directors to increase patrolling in critical regions immediately. It also instructed them to search for and report suspected nomadic persons living in tents, temples, railway stations, bus stops, abandoned buildings, and public shelters.

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