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.
Poachers have once again surfaced as the evil doers in Assam when they shot and cut the horn of a Rhino while it was still alive in Kaziranga National Park. The Great One Horned Rhinoceros was found in an appalling condition by the forest department who tried in vain to save the dying animal.
Rhinoceros looks like an animal straight from the dinosaur age and it is indeed for the last 50 million years that this stealthy aninmal has inhabited our planet. The most prominent feature of this animal is undoubtedly the horn but did you know that the rhino is an accomplished sprinter or why it doesn’t mind some birds perching on its back all the time. Here are answers to these and some more amazing facts about the rhino.
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.
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.
For the first time in the country, Rhinos will be recognized by their unique identity number. In an effort that will help immensely in proper tracking and protection of wild Rhinos, the first unique identity number has been allotted to a Rhino is Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
When we asked our readers if they liked the way technology was used to aid protection of wildlife, most said the move was excellent. 90 percent believed that the installation of camera traps could reduce poaching of wild animals to a large extent.
India’s Kaziranga national park is a world heritage site and a park that is home to at least 15 of India’s threatened mammal species including the one horned Rhino. But now the forest officials are concerned that the animals are being threatened by increased plastic waste and other solid waste strewn all over the protected forest grounds.
To save the One-horned Rhinos from the annual floods of the river Brahmaputra in Assam, the state is all set for trans-location of the animals from Kaziranga national park to Manas Tiger Reserve.
(Contains Graphic Images)Using technology for the benefit of wildlife is a relatively new concept in India. But that the beginning has been made, is clearly an encouraging development. In the remote jungles of North East India, Intel company ‘sleuths’ have been deployed to eradicate rhino poaching by placing camera traps and nabbing the offendors
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