Toda village was relocated in India to help protect tigers, authorities said.
More than 350 people from 82 families from the town of Umri in the Sariska tiger reserve in the State of Rajasthan (North India) were transferred last week to other locais.O number of tigers in Sariska reached zero before rising again to five in the last three years. In 2002, there were 16.
In recent decades the population of tigers had been decreasing. A count made in 2011 estimated that 1,700 animals living in nature, a slight increase over 2007, when they were 1400.
The estimate, a century ago, was that 100 000 tigers live in the country.
Umri is the second village in Sariska to be transferred in efforts to ensure a safe habitat for the tigers are able to increase its population.
There are 11 villages with a population of about 2500 people located in the heart of the tiger reserve that need to be transferred, according to local government. The transfer of four other groups should occur over the next four years.
Most of these people work in pastoral activities.
"It's a long process because the residents must agree to move, we can not force them, but only to convince them," said a spokesman for the local government Somasekhar.
The compensation they receive in land, money and animals, equivalent to one million rupees, or $ 34,000. Those who accept change are moved to arable land close to its original properties.