Union Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Wednesday announced a fund of Rs 1 crore for the infrastructural development of Kaziranga National Park’s (KNP) tiger reserve area. She also assured 24-hour security arrangements in KNP for protection of wildlife, providing nine speed boats and a battery-powered aircraft.

Natarajan, accompanied by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, State Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain and senior wildlife officials, visited the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Wednesday to take stock of the situation there following the recent spate of rhino killings in the park.

KOHORA, Oct 10 – Union Environment and Forest Minister Jayanthi Natarajan today made an on-the-spot assessment of the impact of floods on the Kaziranga National Park cum Tiger Reserve and announced

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests had forewarned the State Government and the Forest Department to be on the guard against another wave of devastating floods in Kaziranga National Park

The death of 39 rhinos in and around the world-famous Kaziranga National Park in less than 10 months has brought to the fore the threat faced by the endangered animal.

The threat comes from poachers, who kill the rare one-horned rhinoceros for its prized horn whose price in the international market varies from Rs. 40 lakh to Rs. 90 lakh, and flood which is an annual occurrence in Assam.

Guwahati: Days after Assam’s Kaziranga National Park hit the headlines following a spate in poaching of the one-horned rhinos, the Assam government has decided to rush a 100-member team of the elite Assam Forest Protection Force (AFPF) for the protection of the rare animal.

Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain Tuesday said a 50-member team of the AFPF had already been dispatched to the national park, which is a Unesco World Heritage site. He added that another 50 personnel of the elite force will be sent to the park within this week.

GUWAHATI, Sept 30 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the Government would set up anti-poaching camps in areas outside Kaziranga National Park, especially on the hilly stretches of the nea

Two rhinos fleeing the flood-hit Kaziranga park were shot at by poachers Thursday, leading to the death of one rhino.

KAZIRANGA, Sept 26 – A female rhinoceros was left bleeding after poachers sawed off its horn and cut off a part of its right ear after shooting it, while the carcass of another with its horn remove

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal on Kaziranga National Park dated 07/09/2012 (Application No. 38/2011).

DONKAMOKAM: Sensation prevailed in and around Boithalangso area in west Karbi Anglong when people found burned oil flowing along the Barapani River. Soon the news of oil spilling started spreading the entire area where Boithalangso Police necessitated to alert and warn not to throw any burning chemicals into the river.

Later the public along with administration inquired the main cause in ASEB office, situated at Amtereng but they too cannot ascertain the fact initially. Later in the afternoon, the GM of ASEB suspected that there is a stock of 16,000 litres of generator burned oil in the project site which might have spilled in water.