Not fol­lowed?

The Na­tional Tiger Con­ser­va­tion Au­thor­ity (NTCA) has pre­scribed these guide­lines to as­cer­tain whether a tiger is a man-eater:

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Con­sti­tute a team of ex­perts nom­i­nated by the Chief Wildlife War­den of the state and NTCA, a vet­eri­nar­ian, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of a lo­cal non-profit and the pan­chayat, and the di­rec­tor of the tiger re­serve for day-to-day mon­i­tor­ing of the con­flict­ing tiger guid­ing the for­est depart­ment. As­cer­tain the rea­son for the hu­man kill. Tigers killing hu­man be­ing due to chance en­coun­ters should not be de­clared man-eaters. Con­firmed ha­bit­u­ated tiger which 'stalk' hu­man be­ings and feed on the dead body are likely to be "man-eaters". Gather field ev­i­dence to es­tab­lish that the tiger is ha­bit­u­ated to kill and eat hu­mans. The hu­man be­ings killed due to chance en­coun­ters may also be eaten by the tiger, but this is not enough to call the tiger man-eater. It can best be es­tab­lished only af­ter con­firm­ing the ha­bit­u­a­tion of the big cat for de­lib­er­ate stalk­ing of hu­man be­ings, while avoid­ing its nat­u­ral prey. As­cer­tain the rea­son for tiger turn­ing into a man-eater. Is it be­cause of the tiger's dis­abil­ity due to old age, in­ca­pac­i­ta­tion due to se­ri­ous in­jury or loss/break­age of its ca­nines? There could be other spe­cific rea­sons and they have to be as­cer­tained on a case to case ba­sis.

Public sup­port for the tiger is grow­ing. (Left) A hoard­ing in New Delhi

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