UP govt to set up Tiger Protection Force

UP govt to set up Tiger Protection Force






UP govt to set up Tiger Protection Force


Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up a special Tiger Protection Force (TPF) to combat the poaching of tigers and smuggling of their organs.
The initiative has been set in motion keeping in mind a large number of complaints received by UP's Forest and Wildlife department, of poaching attempts in and outside the Dudhwa National Park.
Official sources here today said that the forest department received many complaints of attempt to smuggle organs of poached animals.
To prevent such occurrences, the government has decided to set up a Tiger Protection Force , the sources said.
The TPF, already in place in some states, will be raised by drawing police personnel from the state police and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC).

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