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How tourism can help save the tiger

By Brian Jackman - 24th June 2010

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The killing of a tiger on an illegal game drive in an Indian reserve has reopened the debate over how best to protect the animal. Peter Hughes argues that tourism is essential but must be better managed. Brian Jackman (Page 10) reports from one park that is showing the way. A scandal surrounding the death of a tiger in one of India’s most popular national parks has laid bare the tensions between the country’s wildlife authorities and the tourist industry. The animal, a tigress suckling three six‑month‑old cubs, whose survival is now also at risk, was killed last month in the Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh. Now an official report has confirmed the widespread suspicion that the animal was hit by a vehicle carrying park officers. The accident happened in the early hours of the morning; the vehicle was in the park without authority and it appears that it was being used for an illegal private game drive.


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