Increasingly under threat
Despite the government spending Rs 15,000 crore on tiger conservation between 2014 and 2016, poaching cases rose by 63 per cent, informs Ishan Kukreti.
India's national animal is in trouble again. In 2008, when the country was left with just 1,411 tigers, there was a renewed vigour to save the animal. The efforts bore results and the tiger numbers rose to 2,226 by 2014, but so did the cases of poaching.