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Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga National Park

Earlier this month, the first wave of floods had submerged over 70 per cent of the park and led to the death of 105 animals, park Director Satyendra Singh told IANS.

Kaziranga's circle of life: How forest department, vets and villagers join hands to fight flood fury

With 95 per cent of the World Heritage Site submerged and thousands of animal struggling to say afloat, meet the bunch of people who dive in to save the day.

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As Assam floods swamp Kaziranga, tiger takes refuge in house

As several attempts to get the animal out of the house turned futile, foresters subsequently burst firecrackers, forcing it out into the jungle, news agency PTI reported.

Assam floods: Hog deer killed while seeking refuge in Kaziranga

As heavy rains continue to lash and leave 25 districts reeling in Assam, Section 144 was imposed around the vicinity of the Park, 90 per cent of which is currently submerged.

Kaziranga to get drones that will stay up for five hours

The first attempt to use drones in Kaziranga was in 2013 — a trial run was also done. But the project for starting aerial surveying and monitoring received the Centre’s green signal only in early 2017.

Why Kaziranga’s new map will lead to better conservation of the World Heritage Site

The Kaziranaga National Park will now have two administrative divisions — a move that can potentially decrease rhino poaching and other illegal activities in the area.

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Kaziranga conservation activist faces threat to life

Activist and conservationist Rohit Choudhury, the force behind the recent NTCA report recommending a mining ban in Kaziranga National Park, seeks police protection.

Protests in Assam against inclusion of four sites in Centre’s 'Adopt-a-Heritage' project

The protesting bodies have been called by the State government for a meeting on Saturday to discuss the matter.

How poaching was curbed in Kaziranga, and what it would take to step up conservation

Kaziranga lost over 500 rhinos in the last two decades of the twentieth century. The situation improved in the new millennium when an average annual loss to poaching came down to single digit.

Kaziranga guards get INSAS, Ghatak rifles to tackle rhino poachers

Altogether 272 INSAS rifles, 954 SLRs, 133 12-bore pump action guns, twenty 9-mm pistols and 91 ghatak rifles that were recently procured by the forest department were handed over to the frontline forest personnels by the chief minister.

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Assam floods submerge large parts of Kaziranga park, animals taken to safe places

The rain forced over 48,483 people to shift to 208 relief camps in 16 worse affected districts. Around 2,498 villages are presently under water and over 1.4 lakh hectare crop area has been affected.

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