“Poachers are using toxic pesticides to kill India’s endangered tigers, conservationists have warned.
They have called for a ban on the chemical Carbofuran, which is used as a cheap pesticide by local potato farmers.
Tribal poachers are laying traps for tigers by leaving recently killed animal carcasses filled with the chemical on their territories.
The tigers are believed to die within an hour of eating the carcass and the poachers then sell their lucrative skins, teeth, nails and organs for thousands of pounds to Tibetan and Chinese traders.
Conservationists called on the Indian government to follow the United States, Canada, and Kenya, where it has been banned to protect wildlife.”
Source: The Telegraph
Author: Dean Nelson
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