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Spurt in rhino poaching at Kaziranga

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GOLAGHAT, Oct 22 � Kaziranga National Park has an international fame for its rich biodiversity in flora and fauna and fame specially for one horned rhinos. KNP is also a famous tourist spot.

It is to be mentioned that every country of the world has been trying to create awareness among the natural lovers to protect, preserve and to conserve the forest wealth, flora and fauna. But it is matter of grave concern that the rhinos of Kaziranga National Park have been facing great trouble. The poaching in KNP is increasing extensively.

The KNP authority has failed to protect the rhinos from the grip of poachers as the poachers have been using modern weapons and technics to kill this rare species easily. As a result, the rhinos are being killed frequently in KNP.

Kaziranga is covered with 430 sq km of lands which was originally declared as reserved forest in 1908. In 1974, Kaziranga was given the status of National Park. It was opened for the first time to the tourists in 1937. According to a census of 1984 the National Park had 1080 rhinos. According to the census of 1991, the number of rhinos were 1069. The census of 1993, showed the number of rhinos were 1,164 and 1,582 in 1999 and in 2006, the number of rhinos were 1865.

The statistics shows that the number of rhinos have been increasing but the fact is that now in 2007 all total 35 rhinos were killed by the poachers.

In 2006, the poachers killed 7 rhinos, in 2003, 3 rhinos were killed by the poachers. In 2004, 4 rhinos were killed by the poachers. In 2005, 7 rhinos were killed. In 2007, the poaching of rhinos increased in comparison to previous years. In current year also the poaching of rhinos were increasing.

In the entire world, the number of one horned rhinos are 2,700. Among them the all total 1886 rhinos belong to KNP. In 2000, 160 forest employees were discharged from their jobs. From that time onward, the forest employees were decreasing. Due to non-appointment of the forest guards, foresters fail to work smoothly, the forest officials alleged.

The forest department concerned should keep a vigilant eye on the poachers who have been using modern weapons to kill rhinos and they have links with international and poachers and have made a network.

The concious people of Golaghat, Nowgong and several nature organisations such as SEENE, NEAT, Bonojatshna� have been adopting various activities against poaching and timber smuggling.

The Kaziranga National Park authority, forest department of Golaghat and Nowgong should work jointly with full cooperation of the neighbouring village people against the killing of rhinos and other illegal acts of the poachers and other destructive forces, people feel.

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Spurt in rhino poaching at Kaziranga

GOLAGHAT, Oct 22 � Kaziranga National Park has an international fame for its rich biodiversity in flora and fauna and fame specially for one horned rhinos. KNP is also a famous tourist spot.

It is to be mentioned that every country of the world has been trying to create awareness among the natural lovers to protect, preserve and to conserve the forest wealth, flora and fauna. But it is matter of grave concern that the rhinos of Kaziranga National Park have been facing great trouble. The poaching in KNP is increasing extensively.

The KNP authority has failed to protect the rhinos from the grip of poachers as the poachers have been using modern weapons and technics to kill this rare species easily. As a result, the rhinos are being killed frequently in KNP.

Kaziranga is covered with 430 sq km of lands which was originally declared as reserved forest in 1908. In 1974, Kaziranga was given the status of National Park. It was opened for the first time to the tourists in 1937. According to a census of 1984 the National Park had 1080 rhinos. According to the census of 1991, the number of rhinos were 1069. The census of 1993, showed the number of rhinos were 1,164 and 1,582 in 1999 and in 2006, the number of rhinos were 1865.

The statistics shows that the number of rhinos have been increasing but the fact is that now in 2007 all total 35 rhinos were killed by the poachers.

In 2006, the poachers killed 7 rhinos, in 2003, 3 rhinos were killed by the poachers. In 2004, 4 rhinos were killed by the poachers. In 2005, 7 rhinos were killed. In 2007, the poaching of rhinos increased in comparison to previous years. In current year also the poaching of rhinos were increasing.

In the entire world, the number of one horned rhinos are 2,700. Among them the all total 1886 rhinos belong to KNP. In 2000, 160 forest employees were discharged from their jobs. From that time onward, the forest employees were decreasing. Due to non-appointment of the forest guards, foresters fail to work smoothly, the forest officials alleged.

The forest department concerned should keep a vigilant eye on the poachers who have been using modern weapons to kill rhinos and they have links with international and poachers and have made a network.

The concious people of Golaghat, Nowgong and several nature organisations such as SEENE, NEAT, Bonojatshna� have been adopting various activities against poaching and timber smuggling.

The Kaziranga National Park authority, forest department of Golaghat and Nowgong should work jointly with full cooperation of the neighbouring village people against the killing of rhinos and other illegal acts of the poachers and other destructive forces, people feel.