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Indian Park Guards Protecting Wildlife Awarded Their Own Protection


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, tigers, protection, wildlife, guards )

Cher Away
- 582 days ago - eurekalert.org
A major victory for wildlife protection forces was made last week with the launch of a new government-operated insurance program to cover all forest guards employed in the Indian state of Karnataka, which holds the largest number of wild tigers in India



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Sue H. (7)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:36 am
Good news, thanks.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:46 am
Good plan....they need all the help they can get!
 

naomi cohen (60)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:16 am
excellent plan. thank you, cher.
 

Kenny V. (1500)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:39 am
noted thanks for sharing its great news
 

Christeen Anderson (479)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:58 am
Yea. Good news. Thank you.
 

Faye Swan (23)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 10:07 am
Great news. - noted!
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 10:39 am
Good to hear. They should be protected since their doing an important and noble job but like the article stated, "Poachers are highly organized and heavily out-fitted, more so than the park guards, who are often poorly paid, ill-equipped, and yet risk their lives to protect the world's wildlife."

Thanks Cal.
 

aj E. (163)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:34 am
thanks.
 

Roxy H. (340)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:01 pm
Very hard, But much needed ty dear for this news :)
 

Roxy H. (340)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:05 pm
Thanks Robert for your words, your very much correct, we are a front line org working against poachers. And I am really surprised how much we are getting noticed this past year and the incredible support we are getting. :) It's been so hard dealing with them. They have all the money, they are not poor.The poachers are rich and have very high tech weapons and facing them, they are demons, and have the animals already picked out and go in force to torture them. Its heartwrenching losing so many. We have lost 1000's this past year. And personally, I am walking in a zone at the moment. a shell... of who i was before Jan 2012..sigh
 

Ruth catchin up M. (252)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:44 pm
A way has to be found to deprive the poachers if guns and money!!
 

Arthur S. (88)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:20 pm
They need all the help they can get. Thank you.
 

Bob P. (425)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:28 pm
thanks Cher
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:08 am
G-d bless all those who stand in the balance for wildlife. I hope all the tigers survive.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:06 pm
Thanks for this post Cher. Tons of kudos to all of those who risk their lives daily to protect our precious wildlife. I read in another article that China is offering to pay poachers, who poach as their only source of income, to protect rather than poach. I think if more of these types of offers could be made to poachers, we could lessen the amount of poachers and save more wildlife.
 

Monica D. (580)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 6:48 pm
Good.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 5:04 am
noted, thank you Cher
 
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