KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

  • 50 per cent water logging in lower areas of Kaziranga National park August 17, 2014

    Kaziranga: Incessant rains have caused a flood like situation in many parts of Assam. There is 50 per cent water logging in lower areas of the Kaziranga National park. The forest minister has issued time cards and speed limit is set at 40 km per hour to prevent animals from...
  • Assam floods: Lakhs affected, one dead August 16, 2014

    Tezpur/Kaziranga: The flood situation in Assam turned grim on Saturday after a child died as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries inundated vast tracts of land in Upper Assam and the Kaziranga National Park following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas. The flood situation turned critical in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Sonitpur districts...
  • Rhino killed in Kaziranga; horn and ears taken away November 25, 2013

    Kaziranga: An adult male rhino was shot dead in Kaziranga National Park in upper Assam by poachers who took away its horn, ears and a patch of its skin, park sources said. This is the 38th rhino killed by poachers so far this year in the Park. The carcass of the...
  • Rhino shot dead in Kaziranga by poachers, take away horn, ears November 25, 2013

    An adult male rhino was shot dead in Kaziranga National Park in upper Assam by poachers who took away its horn, ears and a patch of its skin, park sources said. This is the 38th rhino killed by poachers so far this year in the Park. The carcass of the rhino...
  • Day after opening, rhino carcass recovered in Kaziranga November 2, 2013

    A day after the Kaziranga National Park was opened for this tourist season, forest guards on Saturday recovered a onehorned rhino's carcass with its horn missing. Park officials said the rhino carcass was spotted during patrolling in Agaratoli range of the forest. The carcass bore bullet injuries and its horn was...
  • Assam: Kaziranga National Park opens for tourists November 1, 2013

    The Kaziranga National Park (KNP), famed for its onehorned rhinos, opened to tourists, on Friday, after it was routinely closed in May last before the onset of monsoons. The Park was opened for four months by Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain, on Friday, with over 120 foreign visitors taking elephant rides and...
  • Assam plans solar fencing at Kaziranga to protect wildlife October 7, 2013

    Guwahati: Assam government on Monday said it plans to give solar fencing in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) to protect the wildlife from poachers. "We want to give solar fencing to protect the wildlife. We are planning to dig the land through MGNREGA scheme and then the Forest department will do the...
  • Rhino shot dead by forest guards September 7, 2013

    Tezpur: An adult rhino was allegedly shot dead by forest guards when it attacked them at Barbheti village in Assam's Sonitpur district on Saturday. The rhino attacked a team of five forest guards around 8.30 am when they were trying to guide the straying animal back to the Kaziranga National...
  • 30 Minutes: Saving our rhinos August 24, 2013

    Around Two-thirds of the world's famed one-horned rhinoceroses live at Kaziranga National Park. However, the fate of these one-horned beasts hangs by the thread. In 2012, 38 rhinos were killed in the 430 square kilometer park. UNESCO has dubbed the park a world heritage site. Rhino horns sell for up...
  • Assam: 2 rhinos killed in Kaziranga National Park August 21, 2013

    Kaziranga: Two rhinos have been killed in Kaziranga National Park near Burapahar range on Wednesday. At least 20 Rhinos have been killed so far in Kaziranga. Twothirds of the world's famed onehorned rhinoceroses live at this national park. In 2012, 38 rhinos were killed in the 430 square kilometer park. UNESCO...
  • Assam floods: Elephant found dead in Kaziranga National Park July 15, 2013

    Kaziranga (Assam): After incessant rain in Kaziranga, an elephant was found dead on Sunday. Reports said that a herd of elephants were forced to leave the forest area due to heavy flooding. The elephant was said to be injured for the last couple of days. The heritage sanctuary of Kaziranga...
  • PM extends central assistance to floodhit Assam July 9, 2013

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim as 350 villages and 11 districts submerged affecting over one lakh people in the state. The Brahmaputra River has also gone well beyond the danger mark and nearly 70 per cent of the worldrenowned Kaziranga National Park is under water....
  • Assam: Floods leave over 1 lakh homeless, Kaziranga reels under water July 8, 2013

    Guwahati: The heritage sanctuary of Kaziranga is reeling under flood as almost half of Assam has been hit by torrential rainfall leaving over 1 lakh people homeless. The river Brahmaputra has been constantly flowing above the danger mark. Over 70 per cent of the lush forests is swamped by water following...
  • Flood situation worsens in Assam as 43 more villages submerge June 30, 2013

    Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with 43 more villages in three districts getting submerged, while water entered the Kaziranga National Park where an antelope was killed, officials said. About 65,000 people of 170 villages in seven districts Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karimganj and Lakhimpur ...
  • Assam: Rhino killed in Kaziranga National Park May 30, 2013

    Kaziranga: A rhino carcass with its horns removed was found on Thursday in the worldfamed Kaziranga National Park (KNP), taking the total rhinos killed this year to 26, forest officials said. The carcass of an adult male rhino was found near Kanchanjuri camp in Bagori range of the park by forest...
  • Kaziranga: Another rhino killed, toll rises to 20 in just four months May 24, 2013

    Kaziranaga: One more rhino has been killed inside the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. This makes it the 20th rhino killed in just four months in 2013. In 2012, 38 rhinos were killed in the 430 square kilometer park that has 2300 rhinos. UNESCO has dubbed the park a world heritage...
  • Assam: Kaziranga faces crisis as 17 rhinos killed in 4 months May 21, 2013

    Assam: Despite all government assurances and efforts, India's best known national park still remains vulnerable to poaching. Around 17 rhinos have been killed in the last four months in Kaziranga. "The increased number of poaching is definitely a concern particularly last year two years after floods. The reason is the...
  • Assam: Rhino killed, horns removed in Kaziranga April 12, 2013

    Kaziranga (Assam): The decomposed body of a rhino with its horns removed was found on Friday in Kaziranga National Park. The adult male rhino was suspected to have been killed by poachers earlier this week. Forest guards found the carcass between Pohumara and Rangamati camps in Agratoli range after foul...
  • Assam: Another rhino shot dead, toll reaches 15 March 26, 2013

    Tezpur: One more rhinoceros fell prey to the poachers' bullet who also chopped its horn in Kaziranga National Park, taking the toll to 15 in 2013. The carcass of the 25yearold rhino with three bullet injury marks was found by forest officials on Tuesday evening in Baghe Tapu area of Sonitpur...
  • Assam: Poachers kill rhino at Kaziranga National Park March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A bullet ridden body of a Rhinoceros with its horn removed has been found at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. A patrolling party found the body in the wee hours on Sunday near Borhola forest camp under Burapahar forest range. Forest officials recovered shells of bullets of AK47...
  • Assam: Rhino found killed by poachers in Kaziranga March 24, 2013

    Kaziranga: A bullet ridden body of a rhinoceros with its horn removed has been found at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Forest officials recovered shells of bullets and rifles used to kill the animal. Recently, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had asked for a CBI inquiry into rhino killing incidents. The...
  • Shootatsight orders at Kaziranga park could be considered February 9, 2013

    Guwahati: The Assam government is taking all steps and shootatsight orders could be considered in the Kaziranga National Park (KNP)to deal with poaching, Assam Minister for Environment and Forest Rockybul Hussain said on Saturday. The state government has already sought a CBI probe into poaching of rhinos, whose horns are...
  • Govt sanctions Rs 1 crore package for Kaziranga October 10, 2012

    Bokakhat: Union Environment and Tourism Minister Jayanti Natarajan announced a Rs 1 crore package for worldfamed Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday to tackle the situation arising there out of waves of flood and consequent death of animals this year. The money was sanctioned from the Tiger Reserve Fund for the...
  • Assam: 39 rhinos killed in 10 months in Kaziranga October 5, 2012

    Guwahati: The death of 39 rhinos in and around the worldfamous Kaziranga National Park in less than 10 months has brought to the fore the threat faced by the endangered animal. The threat comes from poachers, who kill the rare onehorned rhinoceros for its prized horn whose price in the...
  • Who will save the rhino? September 29, 2012

    In the last four days, seven rhinos have been reported to have died in Assam's Kaziranga National Park. Rhinos are specially vulnerable to poachers as their horns sell for millions of dollars in the illegal international trade in wildlife. Kaziranga National Park in fact is considered to be the last...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 28, 2012

    Seven rhinos have been killed in the four days and two dead in the last 24 hours. The Centre has finally stepped in and ordered the arrest of poachers, who are targeting the animal in floodhit Assam. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Jayanthi Natarajan September 28, 2012

    CNNIBN Environment Editor Bahar Dutt spoke to Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on what steps are being taken to save the rhino in Assam. In the last four days, seven rhinos have been killed in the worldfamous Kaziranga National Park. Rhinos are specially vulnerable to poachers as their horns sell for...
  • Rhino left bleeding dies, fifth death in 3 days September 28, 2012

    Guwahati: A rhino, left bleeding by poachers who removed its horn, succumbed to its injuries on Friday taking the number of total pachyderm deaths to five during the last three days in the Kaziranga National Park. The male rhino, which strayed from the flooded park, was shot at inside the...
  • Assam: Govt sends team to probe rhinoceros poaching September 28, 2012

    Guwahati: Two rhinoceros were attacked and their horns sawed off in the flooded Kaziranga National Park in Assam. One of the rhinoceros died while the other is battling for life. The Environment Ministry has dispatched a team of the Wildlife Crime Bureau to investigate the cause of deaths. The female...
  • Poachers cut rhinoceros' horn in Kaziranga park September 26, 2012

    Kohara: A Rhinoceros' horn was cut by poachers and the animal was later found conscious by Kaziranga National Park authorities. A medical team is working on stabling the wounded animal. This is the second such incident reported from Kaziranga National Park. Two days back, a Rhinoceros was killed in the...
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