Poaching in India
The country’s unique geography contributes to its climate. Deserts, like the Thar Desert, work in conjunction with the Himalaya mountain range to create the monsoon season. As the world’s tallest mountain range, the Himalayas act like a temperature dam to hold back the icy winds that roll in from Tibet and Central Asia. As a result, northern India is relatively warm while the other regions of India are incredibly hot during summers. The majority of
Because of India’s immense size, authorities have great difficulty controlling poaching of the Bengal tiger and other wildlife. Countries that border India have a huge demand for animal parts. Indian authorities do their best to intercept illegal poachers at the border, such as one case in which authorities seized nearly 500 leopard and tiger claws. In India, governmental and non governmental agencies work together to stop the poaching crisis.
The Thar Desert is a large arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent.
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