77 People Arrested Under Poaching Case, Reveals MP Forest Minister
Nearly 93 tigers have died in the ‘Tiger state of India’ Madhya Pradesh including 25 due to poaching. Providing January 2018-January 2021 data, the state forest Minister Vijay Shah on March 1 revealed that 77 people were arrested for poaching. Shah also mentioned other big cats death due to natural calamities, diseases and mutual conflicts. As per the 2018 census, while the state housed largest (526) number of tigers, its Bandhavgarh reserve housed 104 tigers.