Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pradip Kumar Agarwalla (Proprietor of M/s Assam Brick Craft) Vs Rohit Choudhary & Ors on quarrying and mining activity in Kaziranga dated 09/05/2013.

Karbis script conservation history

Jorhat, May 8: A Karbi village is about to script history by relocating for the sake of elephants.

The presence of Indian Bison has been recorded in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam after over 30 years, much to the cheers of wildlife conservationists and park officials.

KNP director NK Vasu said a huge male Indian Bison was clicked by camera traps installed in the park to monitor the tiger population. The Bison was recorded by camera traps located in the Bagori range of the park.

Even as a CBI team has arrived to investigate the increasing incidents of poaching of rhinoceros, officials have claimed to have found that poachers are recruiting young men from villages on the fringes of Kaziranga National Park.

"We have been told that a number of young men, including minors, have been roped in by different gangs that have targeted rhinos in Kaziranga in recent weeks. We are looking at a chain of criminals that begin with the local villager locating a rhino to the end-user across the international border," Ravindra Singh, SP, CBI Wildlife Crime Investigation Wing, told The Indian Express.

The induction of an unmanned aerial vehicle to carry out better surveillance of Kaziranga, the first time this is being done in the country, only underlines the failure of the Tarun Gogoi governmen

Guwahati: Wildlife authorities are using aerial drones to oversee a natural game park in northeastern India to protect the one-horned rhinoceros from armed poachers.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken up the investigation into the spurt in rhino poaching in the State.

The CBI has taken up the probe into the killing of rhinos in Assam following unabated rise in such incidents even as the state government turns to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in a bid to tackle illegal poaching of these animals.

Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said today that the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has sent a communication regarding the CBI probe to the Assam Government yesterday. However, details of the number of cases taken up by CBI and the time-frame for the investigation was yet to be known.

GUWAHATI: The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) has completed 10 years of working in Assam.

These are ‘secret killers’ all right but when they go for the kill, they go for the one–horned rhinos (rhinoceros unicornis), not humans!