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June 04, 2020 - The Indian EXPRESS

INDIA: Poaching for meat up during lockdown: report

INDIA: Poaching for meat up during lockdown: report
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There has been a “significant increase” in reported poaching of wild animals during the lockdown, which is not restricted to any geographical region or state, or to any specific wildlife area, according to a report released by WWF-India Wednesday.

The study was carried out by WWF-India’s programme division Traffic, a wildlife trafficking monitoring network.

While reports of poaching incidences for consumption and local trade more than doubled during the lockdown period under study, the report states there was no evidence of stockpiling of wildlife products for future trade.

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