A friend of mine was involved in the building of a hotel on the East coast, Passikudah to be exact.
He was telling that there is a shop that sells game; venison, wild boar sambhur and various other meats. I have no objection to eating wild boar, it is not protected and for the most part regarded as a pest because of the damage that it causes to crops. I do however draw the line at that, I do not consume protected species.
This shop apparently has a booming business - supplying to construction workers. My friend estimates that there are about 5,000 workers building hotels in the area. As soon as a fresh supply of game is obtained the word goes out and within hours every scrap is sold out. The main demand seems to be from these workers, not the people who live in the area.
The best part of the story is that the shop is supposed to be owned or run by a policeman so no action is likely to be taken to shut it down. Since demand seems strong poachers are probably putting in extra hours to supply the need with consequent damage to wildlife stocks.
Could the people involved in construction in the area take note and attempt to educate their workers not to buy meat from poachers? It is, after all, in their own interest to do so.
Wildlife is a tourist attraction. If a lot of deer are killed there will be fewer to see. Moreover, if all the herbivores are destroyed, it will lead to leopards turning to lifting cattle or dogs which will bring them into conflict with herdsmen who may resort to trap guns or poison. Even if leopards simply move away to other areas in search of game, it will be a loss, so take the initiative and act.