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ANI: Rajaji Park beefs up security to save its tiger population

India News, Rajaji Park (Uttaranchal), Apr.6 : Authorities of Rajaji National Park in Uttaranchal have beefed up security after more than two dozen tigers vanished from another wildlife sanctuary in less than two years.

Concerned over the fast dwindling tiger population, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last month ordered a police investigation and formed a new task force to stem the rapid fall in the number of the endangered species at the Sariska Forest Reserve.

Spread over an area of 820 square kilometres and ensconced in the Shivalik Hills, the Rajaji National Park was declared a protected zone in 1983 to save animals like elephants, tigers and deer from poaching.Authorities in Rajaji park have increased patrolling and the number of guards in and around the park. [more]