Kaziranga

Kaziranga: The rhino sleeps tonight

THE Assam government celebrates Kaziranga National Park “as the most successful conservation initiative in the subcontinent in the 20th century”. The numbers bear it out — from about 40 rhinoceros in 1905 to more than 2,400 now, or two-thirds of the world’s one-horned rhino population.

"Eco Tourism can help make Assam an economic powerhouse of North East." says Ranjit Barthakur

Eco Tourism can help make Assam an economic powerhouse of North East.</strong> Ranjit Barthakur shares his&nbsp;vision of a Green Bond for Assam at the final session of Sabal Bidhayak, Assam.

Case Study: Ramen Das, ACF Assam

Sri Ramen Das was awarded the longest servicing Forest Guard  Award

Mr. Ramen Das is the longest-serving officer in Kaziranga National Park. When he served as the Range Officer Western Range, Bagori, it was because of his information network and intelligence base that several rhino poachers could be arrested. He recently led his team to Conoor in Tamil Nadu, arrested two accused in the poaching of a female rhino and her calf in Western Range Bagori and produced them before the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Kaliabor

Case Study: Deben Bora, Assam

Deben Bora was presented the Nature Conservancy Award by Dr Chandrashekar Hariharan,Balipara Foundation’s Gautam Baruah received the award on his behalf

After joining the Jakhalabandha Police Station as the officer-in-charge in 2014, Mr. Deben Bora have been on a single-minded mission to thwart rhino poaching attempts in the Kaziranga National Park.  Realising that the Burapahar and Bagari range were poaching hotspots, Mr. Bora developed effective mitigation measures relying on his experience.

Case Study: Rohit Choudhury, Assam

Bruce Rich, environmental lawyer presents the Green Legal Award to Rohit Choudhury

Using a combination of the Right to Information Act (RTI Act) and litigation before the National Green Tribunal, Mr. Rohit Choudhury has highlighted several violations of law with respect to environmental issues in Assam before the courts over the past decade.

Case Study: RAJEN PANIKA

 RAJEN PANIKA Recipient of Special Forest Guard Awards, 2015 - Assam

Rajen joined the Forest Department of Kaziranga National Park in December,1992 and since then he has dedicatedly and tirelessly worked towards protecting and conserving the forests and its wildlife. His alert and intuitive presence of mind has helped save several rhinos from being poached. Today, Rajen serves as a Forest Guard in Kaziranga, and he has contributed signicantly in the conservation of the Indian Rhinoceros.

Case Study: AMAR SING DEKA

AMAR SING DEKA Recipient of Special Forest Guard Awards, 2015 - Assam

Amar sing has dedicated more than 25 years of forest service in Kaziranga Tiger Reserve. Known for his fearless attitude and nature, Amar joined as a Home Guard in Kaziranga National Park in the late 1990s. During the same time, he was also fatally attacked by a Wild Bualo while on duty. After recovering from the accident, Amar joined the department as a worker on protection duty to combat poaching activities inside the Park.

Case Study: DHARMISTHA MEDHI DAS

 DHARMISTHA MEDHI DAS receiving the Special Forest Guard Awards, 2015 - Assam

Posted in the Bonda Forest Camp under the Guwahati Wildlife Division, Dharmistha is a sincere and brave forest guard. She is particularly well known for her dedication towards wildlife, and is also a part of the impressive lineup of Kaziranga’s forest patrolling personnel. She has displayed tremendous leadership qualities and presence of mind during her patrolling duties. Her contribution to the wildlife of Bonda area is indispensable.

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