Steps to protect animals in Kaziranga during flood

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 18:48

Golaghat: As flood water in the Brahmaputra continues to rise alarmingly, authorities in Kaziranga National Park have taken steps to protect animals including the prized one-horn rhinos.

"Of the 168 camps in the park, flood water has affected 36 camps. We have set up a special camp in the northern range of the park where rescued animals would be released," park`s Director Sanjib Bora said.

He said that rising water in the Brahmaputra had forced many animals to cross the National Highway 37 and flee to the southern side near the Karbi Anglong hills.

"The district authorities have imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 CRPC along the highway so that poachers and other miscreants do not get a chance to harm the animals," Bora said.

He further added that vehicles plying on the highway would be issued "time cards" so that they ded not loiter for long in the area.

The park remains closed from May till October during the rainy season in Assam.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 18:48

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