In a unique gesture to end man-animal conflict, villagers living along an elephant corridor in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district will relocate their homes to give a passage to jumbos.

Noted wildlife filmmaker Subbaiah Nallamuthu on Monday said instead of blaming the government, the onus should be laid on individual efforts towards protecting the tiger and spreading awareness for

Flooded rivers have submerged 80 more villages in Assam, taking the number of such villages to 300, and damaged roads and embankment in the state, officials said on Monday.

The rain-fed mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries flowing above the danger level across Assam have hit nearly one lakh people inundating human habitations and farm land in ten districts.

The first wave of floods in Assam has claimed one life, affected nearly 68,000 people, submerged rhino habitats at Kaziranga and Pobitora and overrun vast tracks of human habitation and farm land.

A 12-year old boy was dragged away by the high current of the Brahmaputra at Jengpuri village in Morigaon district yesterday and his body was recovered today, official sources said.

Kaziranga: Flood waters have entered Kaziranga National Park forcing animals to take shelter on highlands and Park authorities are on alert to protect the wildlife from deluge and poachers.

The flood waters have entered Burapahar and Bagori ranges of the world heritage site in upper Assam forcing the animals there to take shelter on high platforms built for them, the park sources said.

Days after the successful translocation of old rhino calf Purabi, around one year old, from Kaziranga to Manas, the Assam forest department in collaboration with the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) i

’’We have been rescuing rhino calves at Kaziranga in various circumstances and most of them are now successfully hand raised at the CWRC. At due course of time, all these calves go back to the wilderness again’’

A female rhino calf – Purabi – on Friday was translocated to Manash National Park (MNP) from Kaziranga National Park (KNP) by the Assam Forest Department to join an orphaned rhino calf being hand–reared in MNP.

’’Trading of rhino horns is a highly organized crime. From local operators to a section of wildlife personnel in Assam are involved in this illegal business’’

The poachers who kill one horned rhinos in Assam make huge profit by selling their horns through agents located in countries like Myanmar, Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, China and even far away South Africa.

GUWAHATI: Protesting against the poaching of rhinos at Kaziranga National Park, Asomiya Yuba Mancha (AYM) today burnt the effigy of Forest Minister Rokybul Hussain and demanded his resignation.