51 tiger deaths reported in 2013: Govt
New Delhi: The government today said 51 tiger deaths were reported from various states this year.
Till August 26 this year, there were reports of 51 tiger deaths from several states, Environment and Forest Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told Rajya Sabha in a written reply to a query.
"Eight tigers succumbed to poaching, while six of them died due to natural and other causes. 37 deaths are under scrutiny," she said.
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