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Orders given out to shoot problem tigress

NAGPUR/CHANDRAPUR: Even as efforts have been launched to capture the problem tigress of Shivni, the state's chief wildlife warden (CWLW) Shree Bhagwan on Monday issued orders to shoot the carnivore. The orders were issued under powers vested in him through Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.

According to sources, CWLW gave a green signal late evening after a committee headed by Tadoba field director and six other local members including officials concerned, NGOs and a sarpanch sought formal permission to shoot the tigress. The committee was set up as per NTCA protocol. Hopefully it still might be possible to tranquilise and move the tigress away from this district before she is shot dead. See link below to read the report in The Times of India.

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