According to official sources, 18 rhinos and an elephant were among the animals which died. Most of the deaths were that of deer.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Authorities in India’s Kaziranga National Park are using elephants and sport vehicles to conduct a census of its one-horned rhinoceros population.
The Unesco World Heritage Site, in north-east Assam state, is home to two-thirds of the world’s population of the species.
The census is carried out every three years and is due to last two days.
In the last survey in 2015, authorities counted 2,401 rhinos, up from the 2012 results.
“We expect [the] rhino population will be increased in Kaziranga,” Assam environment minister Pramila Rani Brahma said.
Authorities divided the 170 sq mile (430 sq km) park into 74 compartments, with 300 government and NGO officials conducting the survey.
Since its foundation in 1905, Kaziranga has had great success in conserving and boosting animal populations.
As well as being a haven for one-horned rhinoceroses, the park was declared a tiger reserve by the Indian government, and is also home to elephants, wild water buffalo and numerous bird species.
The endangered South Asian river dolphin or Ganges dolphin also lives in the rivers that criss-cross the park.
However, this reputation for conservation has not been without controversy.
Read more from source: India starts Kaziranga Park rhino count
October 2017 is here and the monsoon season is officially behind us. With some big festivals on the way, we look at the best places to visit in India in October 2017 for an escape.
It is October 2017, and we are just past our first long weekend for the month. But October promises some big holidays too, along with interesting festivals, including the biggest in India. Weather-wise, we are going through that transition period between the monsoon and winter, when the temperature rises and so does humidity. It feels like a mini-summer, which is good weather to go out and explore before winter kicks in. Here, then, are a few of the best places to visit in India in October 2017.
Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand is probably the most well-known destination of its kind in India.
Many of our planet’s most beautiful areas are also sites of intense conflicts. In a recent example, traditional herdsmen in February took over the land around Mount Kenya, which is a World Heritage Site and biodiversity hotspot, burning down the tourist lodge and bringing in thousands of cattle to graze.
These tensions also occur in wealthy nations, including the United States, where conflicts continue to simmer over the control of federal lands and national wildlife refuges. But in former colonies in Asia and Africa, the contemporary effects of colonial land acquisitions are made even more complex by continuing social divisions based on caste or ethnicity. They also are worsened by social and cultural differences between staff of forestry agencies and the indigenous and forest-dependent groups who are affected most by these conflicts.
While India holds the notorious record of witnessing maximum selfie deaths in the world for two successive years, here’s one instance where selfies have actually turned helpful.
The Assam Police has tracked down two poachers through the selfies clicked inside Kaziranga National Park in northeastern India. The duo had allegedly killed a female rhino in June last year, and were arrested on Wednesday in central Assam’s Nagaon district, the Hindustan Times reported.
The Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and houses two-thirds of the planet’s great one-horned rhinoceros. There are 2,401 rhinos in the sanctuary of which nearly 800 are females.
The report further added that one of the photographs had the poacher smiling with what appeared to be two automatic rifles fitted with silencers in the backdrop. Police said that their “informers” got hold of the images.
Nothing injects a place with instant worldwide renown quite like royalty does. During the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of India and Bhutan in April this year, Kaziranga National Park was one of the places they visited. They visited Kaziranga to see its animal conservation projects, including the Kaziranga Discovery Park, built by a charity funded by Mark Shand, the late brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The royal couple stayed at the Diphlu River Lodge (www.diphluriverlodge.com), on the banks of the River Diphlu, overlooking the park. A Unesco World Heritage site, it’s 42,996 hectares of watery grassland and forest in the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River in the north-east Indian state of Assam.
Well-known to Indian tourists and some determined international travellers, Assam is my home state, and I have visited Kaziranga many times.
It is always refreshing to go to a national park and be one with nature. You will get to see a variety of wildlife and find yourself busy clicking pictures of them. It is a perfect vacation spot to head to with your family as the feeling of adventure lasts all the way through! The state of Assam has many national parks, making it a perfect getaway for the adventurer in you. Other than the many picturesque locales to roam around, these parks serve as the entertainment you need to jazz things up. Here is a look at some of the national parks in Assam.
Kaziranga National Park Kaziranga National Park is the pride of Assam.
An elephant calf injured in a village, a rhino orphaned by poachers, a full-grown tiger discovered in a well and a leopard found in a house! These are four of 1,600 animals and 150 species saved in the last ten years at IFAW’s Wildlife Rescue Center in northeast, India.
Situated near Kaziranga National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the northeast Indian state of Assam, the center was opened in 2002 by IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), in partnership with the Assam Forest Department and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI). Since then it has also pioneered hand-raising and rehabilitation of numerous species of wild animals including clouded leopards, rhinos, elephants, bears and birds like the greater adjutant storks and India’s only apes -the Hoolock gibbons.
Get the best assistance from the travel desk of United-21 grassland resort in Kaziranga. During your visit to Kaziranga National Park you can stay at one of the resorts near Kaziranga. Among many resorts at the destination, United-21 Grassland resort in Kaziranga provides nice accommodation near the park. This resort is dedicated to make use of tourism as the best means of conserving wildlife and ultimately the environment. The travel desk of the resort assists the visitors in selecting suitable Kaziranga wildlife tour or the Elephant safaris. Other assistance provided by the helpdesk is for guided tours or trekking in nearby beautiful trekking sites. This resort proves to be an ultimate guide while exploring the grasslands and forests of Kaziranga.
Kaziranga National Park, in Assam is the most deserving destination for the nature lovers and animal life enthusiasts.