‘Anti-Poaching Squad’ in Place at Kaziranga

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Poachers beware! The newly-inducted anti-poaching squad has made its presence felt at the Kaziranga National Park. And what’s more, these valiant heroes are doing it “from the heart.”

The official twitter handle of the Kaziranga National Park has posted a few pictures of the ‘anti-poaching squad’ of Kaziranga along with the message: “We do it and we do it from out heart….”

It may be mentioned that the Kazaranga authorities are on high-alert as the animals are more vulnerable due to the floods.

This is the Assam government’s latest move to try and save the endangered one-horned rhinoceros native to Assam.

The special task force has been equipped with SLR guns to deal with predators in the thick jungles. The security personnel have been trained specifically to protect the one’horned beast. Moreover, they have been provided with high-tech weapons to deal with armed poachers.

An offical said that a Special Rhino Protection Force has been deployed for the first time. 90 personnel have been employed, out of which 82 have reached the national park to save the animals.

Meanwhile, Parimal Suklabaidya has said that the poaching of rhinos has come down in recent times, and he hopes this task force will end rhino poaching once and for all. It is to be mentioned that as per Government reports, there are 2,654 rhinos left in the State.

According to savetherhino.org in the last 10 years, more than 7,000 rhinos have been poached.

Rhino poaching in Assam is one of the major environmental issues in India which continues in the region of Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park and some other grasslands of Assam.


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