Shoot poachers on sight, park staff told

May 2012
Evening Standard;5/23/2012, p24
WILDLIFE reserve rangers have been granted official permission to kill poachers by an Indian state. Its "shoot on sight" policy is aimed at halting the growing threat to species such as tigers and elephants. The Maharashtra government says the killing or injuring of suspected hunters by guards policing animal reserves will not be considered a crime.


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