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Rhino killed in Kaziranga National Park; toll 20

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 18:45

A male adult rhino was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam in the wee hours today taking the rhino toll to 20 this year, said a forest official.

Committee to ascertain feasibility of trimming rhino horns

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 19:09

The Assam government has set up a committee to ascertain the feasibility of trimming horns on translocated and stray rhinos in the state.

Rhino killed, carcass of leopard found in Kaziranga

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 19:13

A male adult rhino was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam where the carcass of a leopard was also recovered today.

Rhino census in Bengal`s Gorumara National Park

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 22:06

A two day census will be carried out, from Wednesday, in Gorumara National Park in West Bengal`s Jalpaiguri district to assess the population of the vulnerable one horned rhino and monitor changes in its habitat.

Environmentalists oppose Assam govt`s move to dehorn rhino

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:41

The Assam government`s move to explore trimming of horns to save rhinos from poaching was today opposed by an environmental activist body which said it will affect biological growth of the animal and the risk from poachers will continue.

146 rhino killed in South Africa since 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 13:03

A total of 146 rhino have been killed so far this year in South Africa, with 95 poached in the Kruger National Park bordering Mozambique, said the South African National Parks (SANP) Wednesday.

Rhino translocated from Kaziranga to Manas National Park

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 19:42

A rhino, hand reared at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) in Kaziranga National Park, has been shifted to Manas National Park today.

Electronic eye system to check rhino poaching in Kaziranga

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 16:06

With the alarming rise in the number of poaching cases, the state forest department has decided to implement the electronic eye system at Kaziranga National Park to save the rhinos.

Elephant escorts, special teams fail to save injured rhino

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 15:26

Elephant escorts stood guard and special teams monitored his wounds but the injuries inflicted by other rhinos during a fight proved too much for a 11-year-old rhino that died in Salukapur area here.

Permit to hunt endangered rhino sells for $350,000 despite protests

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 13:29

The license allows for the killing of a single, post-breeding bull, with Namibian wildlife officials on hand for the hunt to make sure an appropriate animal is selected.

Assam announces Rs1 lakh reward for information on poachers

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 20:59

The Assam government Tuesday announced a bounty of up to Rs1 lakh to anyone who can give information about poachers who have killed over 30 rhinos in the state this year.

Rhino killed in Kaziranga; horn and ears taken away

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 16:45

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.