HC orders government to clear KNP encroachments

Even as Assam battles floods, the swollen Brahmaputra has created havoc inside the Kaziranga National Park (KNP), the abode of one-horned rhinoceros.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has observed that the Union Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) is at liberty to conduct an inspection in the tea estates of the No Development Zone (NDZ)

Guwahati: Flood waters from the Brahmaputra have entered Assam’s Kaziranga national park, inundating almost 80 percent of its 858 sq km area.

The highest number of 41 rhinos poached in 2013

Despite Kaziranga National Park's mounting notoriety as a poaching haven, not a single poacher has been convicted since 2009.

In the wake of several incidents of rhino poaching in Assam, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has decided to visit Kaziranga National Park in the state soon.

With the monsoon setting in, Assam Forest Department is planning to send about 150 additional men of the Assam Forest Protection Force (AFPF) to the Kaziranga National Park to secure the wildlife,

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm of affairs now, conservation activists have stepped up the demand for stopping the menace of rhino poaching in Assam as was promised by him during his

Assam Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain on Sunday formally released the “White Paper on Wildlife Conservation in Assam” at the Assam Secretariat here.