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