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India records 124 tiger deaths in 2021, highest in decade
Times of India | 30/12/2021 09:54 AM | Click to read full article
A total of 124 tiger deaths were recorded in 2021, the highest in a decade. Data sourced from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) till December 29 this year revealed that 60 of the 124 big cats that died fell prey to poachers, accidents and man-animal conflict outside protected areas.
According to a 2018 census, India was home to 2,967 tigers. NTCA has maintained a record of tiger deaths publicly since 2012.