Asia: South & Central s Poachers become protectors: How tigers bounced back in an Indian park

Who knows how to fight poaching better than former poachers themselves? A program in Periyar Tiger Reserve has reduced poaching by not only policing the park, but giving former poachers an alternate economic lifeline. 

Felix Franz

Kunjumon Chacko freezes. His arm cuts through the air, palm facing out, ordering the group to stop. Behind the peak of a small hill just 100 meters away, a family of five elephants stand alert.

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