Friday, 27 July 2012

Indian court bans tourism in tiger reserve 'core zones'

The Supreme Court in India has ordered a ban on tourism in "core zones" of more than 40 of the country's central government-run tiger reserves.
In a landmark ruling, it warned that states that fail to implement the ban face contempt proceedings and fines.
The court imposed fines of 10,000 rupees each ($178;£115) on six states for not complying with its earlier tiger protection directives.
Tiger numbers have shrunk alarmingly in India in recent decades.
A 2011 census counted about 1,700 tigers in the wild.
A century ago there were estimated to be 100,000 tigers in India.

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