Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth campaign leader

Shrinking green cover in India is escalating tiger-human conflict. A member of India's National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) confirmed that "the environment ministry has allowed industrial activity in many of these green corridors despite reservations expressed by the NTCA". The last State of Indian Forest Report of 2013 show a decline in forest cover in wildlife corridors across India compared with previous reports. An officer said that forests inside tiger reserves may have improved but they have gone down outside due to grazing and encroachments. If the present pace of extinction of tigers continues, the species will become extinct in the next five years.


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