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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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Rhino shot dead by poachers in Kaziranga National Park

An adult female rhino was shot dead by poachers in Assam's Kaziranga National Park, a senior Forest department official said on Monday.

Royal Bengal Tiger, Rhinoceros found dead in Kaziranga

The bodies were found close to the Boisamari anti-poaching camp under the Bagori range of the 850 sq km national park after forest guards on duty got the smell of decomposed bodies.

Carcass of adult rhino found in Kaziranga National Park

A patrolling team spotted and recovered the carcass of the rhino with its horn intact from Bordoloni Forest Camp area last evening, said Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Kaziranga National Park Rohini Ballav Saikia in Kaziranga.

Assam: Rehabilitated rhino gives birth to second calf in Manas National Park

Several years of armed insurgency had led to massive destruction of the Manas National Park between 1988 and 2001, which had also wiped out its 100-plus rhino population. The Assam forest department however began translocating rhinos there under the Indian Rhino Vision 2020 programme since 2008.

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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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