Is Corbett turning into poachers’ den? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80350]
DEHRADUN: The revelations by an arrested member of the Bawaria gang has raised serious questions about the safety of tigers in and around Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR).
The gang would travel barely 15km from Kotkhadar in Bijnor to SonaNadi Wildlife Sanctuary in CTR for tiger hunt. Once there, the gang would set up traps to catch the animal and would eventually kill it to remove its skin and
bones. On Monday, Uttarakhand Police's special task force seized the skins of five big cats from Haridwar forest division and arrested one of the poachers belonging to Bawaria gang. Officials said that the team also recovered tiger skulls, jaws, bones and
nails weighing over 125kg.