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Munda asked to curb rhino poaching

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 14 - Expressing serious concern over unabated poaching of rhinos, Governor PB Acharya has asked State Forest Minister Atuwa Munda to do the needful for preventing poaching.

The Governor has also asked the minister to have a meeting with him along with the �security heads� of the Kaziranga National Park by May 15.

In a letter to the Forest Minister, the Governor said that killing of rhinos in the State has become one of the major environmental threats in the country.

�The one-horned rhino is surviving in Assam and it accounts for almost 95 per cent of the total wild one-horned rhinos in the world. It should be the serious concern for all of us to preserve and protect this precious species. We should leave no stone unturned in rooting out this dastardly menace which predicts the extinction of one of the rarest species of wildlife of the country,� he said.

Stating that he was sure that the Assam government had taken maximum possible steps to control the situation, Acharya said, �but somehow I feel that there is something lacking, which is why the problem still prevails. Rhinos are being intermittently done to death frequently.

�I would like to know the steps taken by you in this regard and I am always here to extend a helping hand for successfully putting an end to the peril of the rhino�s existence and to uphold its right to live freely,� he said.

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Munda asked to curb rhino poaching

GUWAHATI, May 14 - Expressing serious concern over unabated poaching of rhinos, Governor PB Acharya has asked State Forest Minister Atuwa Munda to do the needful for preventing poaching.

The Governor has also asked the minister to have a meeting with him along with the �security heads� of the Kaziranga National Park by May 15.

In a letter to the Forest Minister, the Governor said that killing of rhinos in the State has become one of the major environmental threats in the country.

�The one-horned rhino is surviving in Assam and it accounts for almost 95 per cent of the total wild one-horned rhinos in the world. It should be the serious concern for all of us to preserve and protect this precious species. We should leave no stone unturned in rooting out this dastardly menace which predicts the extinction of one of the rarest species of wildlife of the country,� he said.

Stating that he was sure that the Assam government had taken maximum possible steps to control the situation, Acharya said, �but somehow I feel that there is something lacking, which is why the problem still prevails. Rhinos are being intermittently done to death frequently.

�I would like to know the steps taken by you in this regard and I am always here to extend a helping hand for successfully putting an end to the peril of the rhino�s existence and to uphold its right to live freely,� he said.