• Short Summary

    Equipment essential for "Project Tiger", the campaign to preserve the world's dwindling tiger population from extinction, was handed over to the Indian Government by the World Wildlife Fund on Tuesday (30 April).

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    Equipment essential for "Project Tiger", the campaign to preserve the world's dwindling tiger population from extinction, was handed over to the Indian Government by the World Wildlife Fund on Tuesday (30 April). The anti-poacher equipment included rifles and four patrol trucks.

    They will be used for policing newly established tiger reserves in India. There were calculated to be 40,000 tigers in India at the beginning of this century. After 70 years of systematic poaching and hunting, this number has been reduced to 2,000 and the future of the entire species is endangered.

    The World Wildlife Fund is pledged to raise one-million dollars (GBP 400,000 sterling) under "Project Tiger" to help save the animal. Tuesday's ceremony in New Delhi was held at the zoological compound, where several tigers share a jungle compound.

    Indian Health and Family Planning Minister Karan Singh accepted the gifts from the World Wildlife Fund, and spoke of their importance:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5NVG8Q8M6NEXUJ9PF2K50N731
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NVG8Q8M6NEXUJ9PF2K50N731
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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