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Madhya Pradesh loses 16 tigers in the last 12 months


Madhya Pradesh has lost nearly 16 tigers, including seven in Pench reserve, due to poaching and others reasons in the last one year.  While an NGO blamed the state government for it, forest officials contended that most of the deaths were natural.  “MP, which was once tagged as tiger state, has slipped to number three slot in the country in big cats count primarily due to the state government’s failure to protect the majestic beasts,” Ajay Dubey, who runs NGO Prayatna for protecting the feline, told PTI on Thursday.  Please follow the link below to read the report in the Indian Express.