Explain measures for tiger protection: High Court
Responding to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a wildlife activist, the Telangana High Court on Tuesday
directed the top brass of the Forest Department, including the Kawal Tiger Reserve Field Director, to explain
measures taken by them to protect tigers in the State.
For this, Forest Department officials and personnel working in the field needed to present their ideas and suggestions.
Within a span of one month, two instances of tiger death had been reported. While one died in the Pembi forest, the other was found dead on the outskirts of Shivaram of Jannarammandal in Mancherial district. Both died of electrocution.
It should be ascertained if the two tigers died because of the electric fence set up by people living in the forest for their protection or poachers had fixed it to kill wild animals.
The judges observed that at an international conference some speakers had expressed the opinion that tigers would survive if they were left on their own and there was no need for any special measures for their conservation.