Rhino

Case Study: Jayashree Naiding, IFS Assam

Ms.Jayashree Naiding was presented the Forest Guard Award by Smt. Mala Ramdorai

When a male rhino strayed into Tezpur town from Kaziranga National Park on June 26, 2016, it was under the leadership of Jayashree Naiding that it was driven back safely into the park. She led the staff and followed the rhino from Digali Chapori, Sri Lanka tapu and then back to Kaziranga. The following day when another rhino strayed into the Sootea area of Bebejia village, she showed exemplary spirit of leadership in coordinating with the police, CRPF, civil administration and NGOs to tranquilise the animal and taking it to the Guwahati state zoo. Ms.

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: ANNE WRIGHT

ANNE WRIGHT Recipient of Lifetime Service Awards, 2013 - Assam & North Bengal

Anne Wright was born the daughter of British ICS Ocer and she spent her childhood in the forests of Central India. She is also the founder trustee of World Wildlife fund for Nature – India, which she helped setup in the late 1960s. She was appointed by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a member of the Tiger Task Force for Project Tiger in 1970. She then served for 19 years on the Indian Board for Wildlife and was closely involved with the passing of the Wildlife Protection Act.

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: BHUMIDHAR DEKA

BHUMIDHAR DEKA  Recipient of Mark Shand Mahout Awards, 2014 - Assam

Bhumidhar is a skilled forest worker who has been serving as a mahout in Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary since 2011. Deka is an expert in Rhino behavior, and he begun working in Pabitora in 1993. During which he recovered three rhino horns from the sanctuary premises and handed them over to the forest department. Since 1993, Deka has been responsible in the bringing back multiple straying rhinos that may have wandered outside protected areas. He also has a strong rapport with the local community members near Pabitora.

Case study: KARBI ANGLONG POLICE DEPARTMENT(KAPD)

KARBI ANGLONG POLICE DEPARTMENT(KAPD) Recipient of Nature Conservancy Awards, 2013 - Assam

Wildlife poaching incidents were on a high in 2012. Floodwaters and rampant poaching of Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicorns) was deeply concerning issues to Assam’s Wildlife. This was the time when the Government initiated an investigation by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and also strengthened the Forest Protection Force with high-caliber arms. During the same time KAPD took stern steps to combat rhino poaching in Karbi-Anglong District adjoining the southern part of Kaziranga.

Case Study: DR. ANWARUDDIN CHOUDHURY

Dr. Anwaruddin, releasing the book on 'Mammals of India', in collaboration with Balipara Foundation

Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury is an ornithologist, mammologist, artist, civil servant, photographer and an author of several books on wildlife, notably known for writing a book on ‘Mammals of India’ in 2016. Dr. Choudhury received his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Geography from B. Borooah College, Guwahati in 1981. He then went on to Guwahati University to obtain his Master of Arts Degree in Geography in 1985. He obtained his Ph.D.

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