Rhino

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.

Case Study: GAUTAM UZIR

Gautam Uzir at the Seminar on Conservation of Nature: Role of Lawyers, organized by Aaranyak NGO

Gautam Uzir is a practicing lawyer at the Guwahati High Court since 1984. He is also a highly regarded and eminent lawyer in Assam, well-versed in several branches of the discipline of law. He is renowned for his accomplishments regarding public interest litigations in the eld of environment, forest and wildlife cases. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the Assam Forest School situated at Jalukbari (Assam) and Central Academy for State Forest Service, Byrnihat, Assam. He is also a member of State board of Wildlife, Assam.

Last rhino dies at sanctuary

Rhino translocation to Burachapori wildlife sanctuary in Sonitpur district of Assam has ended in a disaster with the death of its second rhino today. There are no rhinos at Burachapori wildlife sanctuary now. Two female rhinos, a mother and its calf, were translocated from Kaziranga National Park on March 29 to mark a new beginning in the history of Burachapori wildlife sanctuary. In the early 1980s, the sanctuary had more than 70 rhinos.

Nepal model mulled against poachers

A drone

The Assam government will act on a proposal to follow Nepal's success story in preventing rhino poaching. Forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma today responded to a proposal of BJP legislator Padma Hazarika on sending a team of officials and experts from Assam to Nepal to know how the neighbouring country has achieved zero poaching success. Nepal has a rhino population of 645 and there has been no rhino poaching cases in 2014 and 2015.

Rhino horn audit today

Rhino horn audit today

 Rhino horns kept in various treasuries of Assam will be brought out for the first time in the history of the state's wildlife since 1980, and examined by forest officials and experts to check their genuineness.The verification of rhino horns, stored in various treasuries of Assam since 1980, will start tomorrow. Sources said there are around 2,000 rhino horns in various treasuries of the state.

49 rhinos dead in Assam

Asssam National Park - 49 Rhinos dead due to floods,poaching

Guwahati, Aug 11 () Forty-nine rhinos have died since May in Assam and horns of only 19 were recovered by the Forest Department, the Assembly was informed today.

Replying to a written query by BPF MLA Majendra Narzary, state Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma said 49 rhinos have lost their lives since the new BJP-led government took charge in May this year.

Out of this, poachers killed five rhinos in Kaziranga National Park and one in Orang National Park in little over two months, she said.

Wildlife Migration from Kaziranga to Karbi Anglong Increasing

With migration of wildlife from Kaziranga National Park to the Karbi Anglong forests beyond its southern boundary showing an increasing trend, conservationists have stressed the need for a long-term safety mechanism for the animals.

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