Kaziranga national park lost its third rhino in a span of five days as poachers continued to bleed the one-horned pachyderm at the Unesco world heritage site.

The Assam government has set up a committee to ascertain the feasibility of the trimming horns of translocated and stray rhinoceros in the state.

The committee has invited opinion from environmentalists and activists on the pros and cons of trimming of horns as an experimental measure to help save translocated rhinos in Assam and for the rhino population that has strayed out of sanctuaries, including Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wild Life Sanctuary and Manas National Park.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed the Assam government not to permit traffic on six sections along the 54-km stretch of National Highway 37 passing through the Kaziranga landsc

The Assam government has sought opinion from the people on trimming rhino horns to save them from poachers.

This year, poachers have killed 11 rhinos in the state and chopped off their horns. Two rhinos have been killed at Kaziranga National Park since Wednesday.
"We are seeking the opinion of people. I want to make it clear we are not talking of dehorning but trimming of horns, similar to trimming of hair,'' said forest minister Rockybul Hussain.

A census of rhinoceros will begin at the Gorumara National Park in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district from Wednesday.

The Assam government's move to explore trimming of horns to save rhinos from poaching was opposed by an environmental activist body which said it will affect biological growth of the animal and the

First, the bad news: Three elephants were killed when a local passenger train mowed through a herd in upper Assam's Jorhat district on Thursday.

Kaziranga National Park lost two rhinos on Thursday. While one was killed by poachers at Kukrakata reserve forest adjoining the park, the other one died after the animal fell into a muddy pit.

The Review Committee set up by the National Tiger Conservation Authority of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to review the Assam Government report on the Kaziranga National Park

With an aim to check rhino poaching in the Kaziranga National Park, the State forest department has finally decided to implement the electronic eye system to save the unicornis.