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Disappointing report on the state of tiger protection in the Indian state of Karnataka

Karnataka's tiger reserves have been in the news for disturbing episodes in the recent past. Be it the high rate of tiger mortality, widespread forest fires or rising incidents of man-animal conflict, the national parks are at the centre of controversy. Continuous deaths of tigers in the last few months has turned out to be in stark contrast to the Karnataka Forest Department's (KFD) tall claims of increased vigilance in national parks. Now, a performance audit on the administration of national parks by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has revealed that not all is well with the KFD and its conservational programmes.  See link below to read the story in the Bangalore Mirror.