Concerned over growing incidents of poaching of rhinos, five Asian rhino range nations in a resolution asked India to take measures, including increased level of security to wildlife parks, to protect the vulnerable species.
Rhinos, one of world`s most
endangered animals, are being farmed on Chinese wildlife
reserves to harvest their horns for medicinal purposes, a
report by international conservation monitors has claimed.
Forest authorities in Indian state of Assam have intensified patrol at a famed national park as there are fears that poacher gangs might try and kill animals by poisoning the grass instead of gunning down the wildlife.
Already in the list of highly endangered species, the one-horned rhinos in Assam`s world famous Kaziranga National Park face additional threats during the rainy season - waters of Brahmaputra that flood the park.