Wildlife activists upset with possibilities of appointment of tainted IFS official as Kaziranga National Park director; Northeast Now

Wildlife activists in Assam are apprehensive that appointment of a tainted IFS official as the new director of Kaziranga National Park (KNP)may be “harmful” to the conservation works in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Source: Wildlife activists upset with possibilities of appointment of tainted IFS official as Kaziranga National Park director

UNESCO sites in Assam that you must be aware of and visit soon; Aditya Vyas; Republic World

There are two World Heritage UNESCO sites are in Assam – Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary and Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. Let’s take a brief look at these places.

Source: UNESCO sites in Assam that you must be aware of and visit soon – Republic World

India has a serene side — and it’s best seen by boat; Heidi Sarna; CNBC

Exploring India’s rivers and backwaters provides a glimpse into a quieter, more remote side of the subcontinent — be it houseboating in Kerala, slow cruising along the Brahmaputra River or rafting in the Himalayas.

Source: India has a serene side — and it’s best seen by boat

Rendezvous in the Eastern Himalayan World Heritage Sites; Subhasish Chakraborty; WSI Magazine

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Five best places to visit in Northeast India; MenaFM

The hidden gem calledNortheast India has been unfairly ignored by travelers for far too long. Comprising…

Source: Five best places to visit in Northeast India

Kaziranga National Park Reopens After Monsoon Break; Tanay Gokhale; National Geographic Traveller

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to two third of the world’s one-horned rhinoceros. Read more on Nat Geo Traveller India.

Source: Kaziranga National Park Reopens After Monsoon Break

Kaziranga reopens for tourists after monsoon; The Hans India

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reopened the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Saturday after its routine annual closure during the monsoon season.

Source: Kaziranga reopens for tourists after monsoon

Partial reopening of Kaziranga National Park from tomorrow; IANS

However, only Kohora and Bagori ranges of the park would be opened for tourists now. Kaziranga national park situated in…

Source: Partial reopening of Kaziranga National Park from tomorrow

Assam to build a 36-km long flyover to protect Kaziranga animals from vehicular traffic; Prasanta Mazumdar; New Indian Express

Once completed, this will possibly be India’s longest flyover. Officials of the park said the flyover would help secure the free movement of the animals.

Source: Assam to build a 36-km long flyover to protect Kaziranga animals from vehicular traffic

Kaziranga records 204 animal deaths in floods; Express News Service

According to official sources, 18 rhinos and an elephant were among the animals which died. Most of the deaths were that of deer.

Source: Kaziranga records 204 animal deaths in floods

Assam gets a special force to protect rhinos at Kaziranga; Prasanta Mazumdar; New Indian Express

The rhino is killed for its horn which is considered by some people in the South East Asian countries as an aphrodisiac for both males and females.

Source: Assam gets a special force to protect rhinos at Kaziranga

The Escape: Cruising Along Assam’s Idyllic Brahmaputra River; Peter Lynch; Harper’s Bazaar

Welcome to adventure cruising in remote India, a journey that assails your senses with fresh conundrums every day.

Source: The Escape: Cruising Along Assam’s Idyllic Brahmaputra River

For the first time, waterfowl steal rhino thunder in Kaziranga; Rahul Karmakar; The Hindu

A baseline survey of the avian wealth in the wetlands of the 113-year-old national park found about 80 species, including many rare birds…

Source: For the first time, waterfowl steal rhino thunder in Kaziranga

Activist seeks CEC’s help to ban illegal mining in Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong landscape; Naresh Mitra; Times of India

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GUWAHATI: Environment activist Rohit Choudhury has sought Supreme Court-constituted Central Empowered Committee’s (CEC) help to ban unabated stone ext.

Source: Activist seeks CEC’s help to ban illegal mining in Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong landscape – Times of India

All Inclusive North East India Tourism Guide With Travel Tips; CNK Travelscapes

Planning a North East trip in India? Here is our ultimate North East India tourism guide that gives in depth information on North East India.

Source: All Inclusive North East India Tourism Guide With Travel Tips

Divisional Forest Officer recommends closure of stone mines adjacent to Kaziranga National Park; PTI

The DFO said he made the recommendation as the unscientifically mined stone quarries in Karbi Anglong Hills across the UNESCO World Heritage Site were causing damage to the animal corridor.

Source: Divisional Forest Officer recommends closure of stone mines adjacent to Kaziranga National Park

Most Popular Tourist Destinations in Northeast India; Devendra Singh; Go 4 Travel Blog

The beauty of these most popular Northeast Indian states is simply untouched, virgin beauty characterized by majestic mountains, lush green slopes, dense forest covers, falls and streams. Leading travel and tourism companies will always include the most popular Northeast Indian tourist destinations in their itinerary.

Source: Most Popular Tourist Destinations in Northeast India | Go 4 Travel Blog

See the One-Horned Rhinoceros at Kaziranga National Park; Sharell Cook; Trip Savvy

India – Kaziranga National Park

See the One-Horned Rhinoceros at Assam’s Kaziranga National Park

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park is a substantial sized park, covering approximately 430 square kilometers. In particular, it stretches for 40 kilometers (25 miles) in length from east to west, and is 13 kilometers (8 miles) wide.

Much of the park’s terrain consists of swamp and grasslands, making it the perfect habitat for the one-horned rhinoceros. The largest population in the world of these prehistoric looking creatures exists there, along with almost 40 major mammals.

These include wild elephants, tiger, buffaloes, gaur, monkeys, deer, otters, badgers, leopards, and wild boar. The birdlife is also impressive. Thousands of migratory birds arrive at the park every year, from distant lands as far away as Siberia.

This Kaziranga National Park travel guide will help you plan your trip there.

Location

In the state of Assam, in India’s Northeast region, on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. 217 kilometers from Guwahati, 96 kilometers from Jorhat, and 75 kilometers from Furkating. The main entrance to the park is at Kohora on National Highway 37, where there’s a Tourist Complex and booking offices.

Getting There

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On World Heritage Day, RCI brings a list of top destinations to explore; Financial Express

India – Kaziranga National Park

Tourism is one of the biggest industry in the world which continues to grow at an accelerated pace with more than a billion tourists now travelling to an international destination each year

Tourism is one of the biggest industry in the world which continues to grow at an accelerated pace with more than a billion tourists now travelling to an international destination each year. One of the key motivation to travel is mankind’s inherent curiosity and desire to explore cultural identities across the world. Natural and cultural heritage sites are prized tourism assets that distinguish one destination from another. This World Heritage Day, RCI brings to you a list of destinations to discover some of mankind’s highest achievements and explore natural wonders.

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World Heritage sites aren’t simply ancient stones and cultural sites. UNESCO’s list also includes natural wonders. Situated in the heart of Assam, the Kaziranga National Park is one of the last areas in eastern India which is undisturbed by a human presence.

Read more from source: On World Heritage Day, RCI brings a list of top destinations to explore

Population of one-horned rhino in Kaziranga rose marginally by 12 from the last census in 2015; Scroll

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Authorities said they came to a low count because they could not burn enough of the grass in the national park to spot the animals.

The population of the one-horned rhinoceros in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park has risen marginally by 12 to 2,413, according to the 2018 census. This is a much lower increase than the 111 rise the 2015 census recorded, the Hindustan Times reported on Thursday.

The census was carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday. Authorities said they came to a lower count this time because they could not burn the tall grass in the region to spot the animals – only 20% of the vegetation could be burnt as compared to the 60% to 70% every year. Enumerators who were part of the census suggested they may carry out another count next year after reviewing the field conditions that are essential to ascertain the rhino population, according to News 18.

“Given various factors, this [the rise in rhino population] is plus or minus 100,” Assam’s Chief Wildlife Warden, NK Vasu, told The New Indian Express.

Read more from source: Population of one-horned rhino in Kaziranga rose marginally by 12 from the last census in 2015