Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 provides punishment for the illegal hunting and trade of the wildlife. A tiger which has turned into a man eater can be hunted only if approval comes from ___?

Answer: [D] Chief wildlife warden of concerned state

India does not have a robust scientific or policy mechanism to minimise tiger human conflicts. A Standard Operating Procedure was released by the National Tiger Conservation Authority last year to deal with emergency arising due to straying of tigers to human settlements. The guidelines prohibit killing the tiger unless it has been declared a maneater. Only the chief wildlife warden of a state can permit hunting of man-eaters.

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