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17Apr/13

The Last Rhinos of Kaziranga, will they Last?

Instead of being a protected reserve, the Kaziranga National Park of Assam, India has turned into a battleground between the poachers and the protectors. It is the rhinos that are in danger. Will they be able to survive? Yes, if better technogly is used for protection.

11Mar/13

Leopards as Neighbours

“We are running out of real estate!” cried a celluloid character in a movie. But if anything is true in the world we live in today, it is this fact, that we are all indeed running out of living space, especially because of the burgeoning human population. Now a new camera trap study in India has revealed how lack of space has led leopards and other wildlife to share space with humans, that too in highly populous locations.

20Nov/12

Poachers now using Children as their Ears and Eyes

In a shocking incident a 16 year old boy was arrested recently from Kaziranga as he was trying to help poachers in search of Rhinos. It is feared that after forest officials the poachers are now turning to young minds to corrupt them and turn them into foe of the wildlife as they hunt down the last remaining rhinos of Assam.

05Aug/12

Only Rhino in Man-made Forest Killed by Poachers

For the last 30 years, Jadav Payeng has been the lone warrior who created a forest in a barren land in Assam. Jadav’s relentless crusade was rewarded when wildlife including a rhinoceros made the forest its home. But the happiness was short lived. Last Wednesday poachers killed the adult rhino for its horn leaving Jadav in despair and the forest department failing to save a rhino yet again.

30Jun/12

One Horned Rhino and other Wildlife battling Floods in Assam

Forest officials of Assam are having many a sleepless nights as they work non-stop to transfer the animals of world renowned sanctuaries like the Kaziranga national park to safer locations. The park known for its population of one horned rhinos was severely affected after flood waters submerged almost all of the forest area.