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WPSI's Tiger Poaching Statistics

The WILDLIFE PROTECTION SOCIETY OF INDIA (WPSI) works with government enforcement agencies to apprehend tiger poachers and traders throughout India. WPSI also makes every effort to investigate and verify any seizure of tiger parts and unnatural tiger deaths that are brought to our notice.

The following figures represent only a fraction of the actual poaching and trade in tiger parts in India. The details below are compiled from reports received by WPSI from enforcement authorities, work carried out by WPSI, and other sources.

To date, WPSI has documented the following cases:

95 cases of tigers known to have been killed in 1994
121 tigers killed in 1995
52 tigers killed in 1996
88 tigers killed in 1997
39 tigers killed in 1998
81 tigers killed in 1999
52 tigers killed in 2000
72 tigers killed in 2001
46 tigers killed in 2002
38 tigers killed in 2003
38 tigers killed in 2004
46 tigers killed in 2005
37 tigers killed in 2006
27 tigers killed in 2007
29 tigers killed in 2008
32 tigers killed in 2009
30 tigers killed in 2010
13 tigers killed in 2011
32 tigers killed in 2012
42 tigers killed in 2013


WPSI also has records of a large number of tigers that were "found dead". Without verification of poaching evidence these deaths have not been included in the above figures. To reach an estimate of the magnitude of the poaching of tigers in India, it may be interesting to note that the Customs authorities multiply known offences by ten to estimate the size of an illegal trade.

The illicit demand for bones from wild tigers for use in traditional oriental medicine, coupled with the international trade in tiger skins, continues to be the main reason for the unrelenting poaching pressure on tigers in India. There is virtually no demand for either bones or skins of tigers within India.

Note: For tiger bone seizures, in the absence of skulls the number of dead tigers have been calculated by using an average of 12 kg of bones per tiger.

 

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TIGER NEWS


Speaking For Tigers: A Call to End Asia's Illegal Trade, 2nd July, 2014

China's Threat to Wild Tigers, 28th June, 2014

TIGER DEATHS IN 2014
 Mortality                 31
 Poaching &             
 Seizures                  10
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       Total                   41

TIGER DEATHS IN 2013
 Mortality                  38
 Poaching &              42
 Seizures                   
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       Total                    80


TIGER POACHING 1994-2013

WILDLIFE NEWS


Railways’ jumbo gift to N Bengal: Rs 300 crore for doubling of tracks, 11th July, 2014


Supreme Court issues notice to Salman Khan in black buck hunting case, 10th July, 2014


LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2014
 Mortality               110
 Poaching &             58
 Seizures             
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       Total                  168
     

LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2013
 Mortality               217
 Poaching &           110
 Seizures             
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       Total                 327


LEOPARD POACHING 1994-2013


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