Jaipur: In a bid to put a tab on poaching of tigers in Sariska and Ranthambore forest reserves, the Rajasthan government has decided to conduct DNA profiling of tigers to trace the number of tigers in the forest.

Dehradun based Wildlife Institute of India will conduct the profiling of the tigers.

It is noteworthy that the poaching of tigers for their skin is on the rise in the country. The forest authorities face difficulty in tracking the record of missing tigers. With the proper maintenance of DNA profiles, monitoring of the big cat will become comparatively easy. Besides, this will also restrict the illegal trade prevalent in the region.

JPN/Bureau