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At Least Five Rhinos Killed in India Since Start of 2012

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Greater-one horned rhinos at risk. A greater one-horned rhino was killed last week in the Bagori forest range of Kaziranga National Park, bringing India’s rhino death toll to at least five. Staff WriterSaving Rhinos website: savingrhinos.org | Blog: Rhino Horn is NOT Medicine | Web series and podcast: Behind the Schemes | World Rhino Day: […]

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Rhino Horn Stockpiles to Be Publicly Burned in Assam

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Wildlife authorities in Assam have made a radical decision to grab the rhino poaching crisis by the horns. Assam wildlife authorities have joined together to give the international community a taste of old-school activism: The public burning of 1,500 stockpiled rhino horns. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides […]

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2 Rhinos Killed in Kaziranga by Poachers Posing as Park Visitors

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Two greater one-horned rhinos were found murdered with their horns missing inside India’s Kaziranga National Park – and authorities believe it was the work of poachers posing as park visitors. Forest guards covering the Agartoli range of Kaziranga National Park have discovered the bodies of a male and female rhino – both with their horns […]

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Rhino, Tiger Killed by Poachers in Kaziranga National Park

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Despite ongoing efforts to protect Kaziranga’s precious wildlife, poachers have managed to kill a rhino and a tiger inside the park. Kaziranga park officials were dismayed to discover the carcass of a female rhino with her horn chopped out. She was found in the park’s Bagori range, near the western part of the Dimoli forest […]

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Poachers Try New Method to Kill Rhinos: Poisoned Salt

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Wildlife officials in India’s Kaziranga National Park discover grass laced with poisoned salt – the latest attempt by poachers to kill rhinos. Unfortunately, five cattle have died after consuming grass laced with poison salt hear the edge of Kaziranga National Park. The deaths happened in the Baghmari area near the Burapaha range – and authorities […]

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UNESCO Requests Stronger Anti-Poaching Measures for Kaziranga National Park

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Forest guards in India’s Kaziranga National Park might be closer to getting the weapons – and permissions – they need to fight poachers. New Delhi has been asked by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) to step up anti-poaching efforts in Kaziranga National Park, where a greater one-horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) was recently killed. According to […]

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Kaziranga Park Officials Start Preparations to Protect Rhinos from Poachers During Annual Floods

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Endangered Greater One-Horned Rhinos become extra vulnerable when the waters of the Brahmaputra River flood Kaziranga National Park. The annual deluge forces the rhinos to move toward higher ground near highways, where they are easily located and killed by poachers. This year, wildlife officials have already posted forest guards at vulnerable areas along Kaziranga’s border. […]

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