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Gogoi seeks special force to protect Kaziranga rhinos

With rhino poachers creating havoc in the Kaziranga National Park, the Assam government has sent a proposal to the Union government for raising a Rhino Protection Force with more than......

Coming soon: Rhino Protection Force in Assam

The Centre will create a Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam to protect the animal from poaching and form a task force to enquire into encroachment of forest land in the state, Union......

Poachers have hunted down 193 rhinos since 2001 in Assam

Assam Environment and Forest Minister Rakibul Hussain said that as many as 193 one-horned rhinos have been killed in protected forest areas in Assam between 2001 and August 3, 2014. A total of 126......

Two poachers shot dead in Kaziranga National Park

Two poachers were killed during an operation by the Assam Forest Protection Force personnel in KazirangaNational Park on Wednesday, park officials said. An operation was launched in the Agratoli......

Assam government to raise new forest battalion

The Assam gvernment has decided to raise a new battalion to exclusively protect the forests and wetlands in the State. "The chief minister has given approval to raise the battalion for the......

Pranab Mukherjee's Budget Speech

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the Budget for 2009-10 on July 6. Following is the BudgetSpeechof Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee:Madam Speaker,I rise to present the Budget for......
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Strengthen intelligence-based enforcement to save rhinos

Yet another problem identified by the Task Force is the transfer of protection staff fom Kaziranga to other locations. Kaziranga's... ...
Numbers rise but this cat is in danger

There's good news and bad news in the country's first-ever leopard census. The numbers are the good news: The Wildlife Institute of India (WII)... ...
Prabhakar Barua awards for rhino conservation

GUWAHATI, Sept 12 - The two Prabhakar Barua Memorial Awards for Rhino Conservation for the year 2014-15 were formally presented to Md Nasim Khan... ...
Flood situation still grim

Jorhat, Sept. 2: Kaziranga National Park witnessed its first casualty in floods this year with the surging waters of the Brahmaputra, which have... ...
Floods in Assam spell doom

Heavy flooding has caused animals at Kaziranga and Pabitora to move to higher land, making them more vulnerable to poaching. K Anurag reports The... ...

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