India lost 63 wild tigers in 2013

Poaching was the cause of most deaths, says National Tiger Conservation Authority The country lost 63 of its wild tigers in 2013. The first tiger death of the year was reported from the South Brahmapuri forest range of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra, on January 6, 2013 caused by suspected poaching. The last wild tiger death of the year was reported from the Heggadadevana Kote range of the Mysore forest division in Karnataka on December 28, 2013 and the cause is under investigation.

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