January 21, 2023

Assam, India achieves a new record for 0 Rhino Poaching in 45 years!


Editor: Akanksha Choudhary

Kaziranga National Park (India) is the world's largest one-horned rhino habitat.

Rhinos are poached because their horn is treasured in many cultures.

To achieve the 0 rhino poaching mission, a task force was started in 2021.

22 senior police & forest department officers made up this Task force.

To monitor poachers, armed commandos had also been stationed in rhino areas.

Elicit activities of poachers could be tracked with the aid of drones.

A "K9 unit," was also founded as India's first dog squad for wildlife crimes.

 0 Rhinos were porched in 2022, the last time this no. was achieved in 1977.

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