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Post: 20-C, Lane 12, off Khayaban-e-Ittehad, Phase II Extension, DHA, Karachi 75500 which is found in the Himalayan region. There are reports that its population has fallen to less than 450. It is the responsibility of governments and wildlife protection ministries and departments to take steps to save these wild animals from extinction.
I would like to give the example of the US government here which took a commendable decision in this regard. The Obama administration recently announced that it would destroy all the stocks of seized ivory as an effort to discourage the illegal poaching of wild elephants. In Africa, as many as 35,000 elephants were killed for their tusks last year. When the US government can take such a step, despite the fact that elephants are not found there, why can’t the governments of South Asian countries, which are home to endangered animals such as the Bengal Tiger and Asian elephants, do the same? One would expect some urgent measures at least from the governments of India and Bangladesh whose national animal, incidentally, is the Bengal Tiger. Mahesh Agarwal New Delhi, India