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India | Ahead of annual Diwali festival, Uttarakhand PAs put on high alert for possible poaching

DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand forest department has put protected areas and territorial forest divisions in the state on high alert ahead of the Diwali festival by doubling vigilance to thwart poaching, forest officials and conservationists said on Tuesday.

The alert was sounded following the recent seizure of animal body parts that are in demand during the festival of lights, wildlife conservationists said.


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