Some 20 years ago, Kerala’s Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) was constantly troubled by the poachers and smugglers. Forest officials were unable to catch the culprits as they knew every nook and corner of the 777 sq. km. sanctuary like the back of their hands. Poaching
Forest officers ordered to shoot-at-sight at Corbett Tiger Reserve – is it the right anti-poaching measure?
On the lines of Kaziranga National Park, authorities at the Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) in Uttarakhand, India have issued orders to forest staff to shoot suspected poachers at sight. The severe anti-poaching measures have been taken “to prevent unlawful killing of big cats in the