Assam rocked by claims kaziranga poaching is an insider job nepal celebrates two poaching-free years indian_one-horned_rhino6__kaziranga__india_- _low_res_article_detail kaziranga national park, in india's north-eastern state of assam, holds the world's highest concentration of rhinos numbering some 2,000. 2 days ago by nandita sengupta guwahati: it is official now they are not just a bunch of criminals with hand-made guns -- the poachers killing the famed one-horned rhinos in the kaziranga national park in assam comprises militant groups equipped with sophisticated arms such as ak series rifles and silencers. Altogether 74 rhinos were killed by poachers in assam since 2015 and 316 poachers arrested during 2015-17, forest minister pramilla rani brahma said in the assembly today. Amongst them all, the rhinoceros unicornis species or one-horned rhinoceros found in assam's national parks are well protected this species was once a severe victim to poaching in the state and had to face hardships for many years however, the assam government took into consideration the. Anti-poaching dog squad, kaziranga national park, assam, india kaziranga national park ( knp ), a unesco world heritage site provides vital habitat for diverse wildlife and has been protected since the early 20th century kaziranga is the last stronghold of the indian one-horned rhino, more than two thirds of the. Tezpur: locals burnt the effigy of the forest range officer of northern range, kaziranga national park, on monday, a day after assam forest minister pramila rani brahma blamed him for the killing of a rhino in the range on saturday night a 20-year-old male rhino was killed by poachers at polokata tapu in.
In comparison, poaching of asian rhinos currently occurs on a much smaller scale in india's assam state, where the majority of greater one-horned rhinos ( rhinoceros unicornis) live, poaching numbers soared in the 1980s and 1990s, peaking with 49 rhinos killed in 1992, before falling off dramatically in. India's northeastern state of assam is taking steps to rein in wildlife crimes by speeding up prosecution and conviction of poachers thanks to new fast-track courts set up especially for trying wildlife offenses, six convictions have already been made in five separate cases so far this year out of 17 wildlife. Kaziranga national park (np) in assam, india holds about 71% of the world's wild population of the greater one-horned rhino it was therefore a shock to conservationists when they learned that in 2007 about 20 animals were poached, a four-fold increase compared with the previous six years' annual.
Severe flooding since june in assam state has left scores of animals in kaziranga national park in danger, a government official said. Abstract: since 2004, media and public opinion in assam (india) have focused on increasing instances of poaching of rhinoceros for their horns and presence of bengali- speaking muslim peasants, especially in and around the iconic kaziranga national park from hastily made digital films, to anti-poaching motifs at durga. Elephants have been turned into bulldozers in the battle against encroachers in northeastern india an increase in incidents of poaching have been a wake-up call for the government to combat encroachment in national parks in assam and for over a year now, elephants have been used for demolition. Nestled on the banks of the river brahmaputra, lost to tall thickets of elephant grass, marshlands and wooded hills, is a teeming world of biodiversity: the kaziranga national park in india's northeastern state of assam this unesco world heritage site has emerged as the global stronghold of the greater.
While floodwaters killed 31 one-horned rhinos in kaziranga national park this year, only two deaths were reported due to poaching. Take all measures to prevent poaching of rhinos, assam governor mukhi directs authorities. Forest guards in assam get modern weapons to check rhino poaching forest guards were given 954 self-loading rifles (slrs), 272 insas rifles, 133 rifles of 12 bore, 20 of 9 mm pistols and 91 ghatak rifles india updated: feb 18, 2018 16 :18 ist press trust of india, kaziranga rhinos with their calves standing on an.
Rhino poaching in kaziranga national park, assam, india bad news for wildlife conservation 5 killed in 2017 kaziranga, orang, pobitora form 95% of rhino. Guwahati, sept 11: india has been asked to remain vigilant in efforts to combat rhino poaching in kaziranga and manas national parks and curtail the illegal rhino horn trade, says cites the recommendation has been made by cites ( convention on international trade in endangered species of wild. Guwahati, february 8, 2018: forest minister pramilla rani brahma in the assembly today said that there are altogether 74 rhinos killed by poachers in assam since 2015 and 316 poachers have been arrested during 2015-17 twenty one rhinos were killed in 2015, 22 in 2016 and nine in 2017, brahma said the forest.
An adult rhino, strayed away of the kaziranga national park, was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in majuli district, a forest department official said on sunday the female carcass of the r. This ambitious project, called the indian rhino vision 2020, was launched in 2005 in response to the declining population of rhinos in assam by the late 1990s, poachers had wiped out hundreds of rhinos across the state more than 90 percent of assam's rhinos were now concentrated in just one. Thetribune: kaziranga: a female rhino and her calf were shot dead and their horns removed by poachers at kaziranga national park (knp) in upper assam on saturday night, a forest department official said. Kaziranga national park (np) in assam, india holds about 71% of the world's wild population of the greater one-horned rhino it was therefore a shock to conservationists when they learned that in 2007 about 20 animals were poached, a four-fold increase compared with the previous six years' annual average we analyse.
During the 2012–2015 period, the assam government set up: the assam forest protection force an anti-rhino poaching task force a rhino protection force a centrally assisted special task force and it recruited 300 staff members to run kaziranga national park in addition to 900 forestry officials inside the park, there are. Guwahati: assam governor prof jagdish mukhi who was in golaghat, on saturday evening reviewed the prevailing law and order situation of the district and asked the law enforcing agencies to be on their toes to thwart recurrence of any inter-state border issues and incidents of poaching of rhinos in. A new dog funded by the david shepherd wildlife foundation has joined the fight to protect rhinos and tigers in assam. A gang of poachers, including a sharp shooter from arunachal pradesh and a teacher, sneaked into the jaldapara national park and shot dead an adult female rhino on the suspected poachers arrested by the forest department they were planning to smuggle the horn to assam, said an official.