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Poachers killed 59 tigers last year

                                                                          Daily News & Analysis, New Delhi, 27th February, 2013

 
The country lost 197 tiger in the past three years with 2012 recording the highest number of 88 deaths, including 59 due to poaching, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

In a written reply, environment and forests minister Jayanthi Natarajan provided the figures related to tigers poached and deaths of big cats due to natural and other causes since 2010.