The Orang National Park in northern Assam, believed to have about two dozen tigers, is under threat from encroachers. The encroachers have been particularly targeting the south-eastern portion of the park with the authorities resorting to lathicharge and lobbing of teargas shells to drive them away.


The only protected area north of the Brahmaputra with a viable population of Indian rhinos is yet to receive due support from the authorities concerned. Orang National Park has continued to suffer from a number of drawbacks, including a shortage of staff. Conservation groups have repeatedly called for better protection to thenational park that has seen poachers eliminate a number of rhinos.

MANGALDAI, Nov 1: Marlys Blanc, a lady tourist from California in US accompanied by a total of eight foreign tourists from Ireland and England today ceremonially reopened the Orang National Park (ONP) in a simple but auspicious function organized at the main entrance of the park this morning.

That poaching is rampant in India is hardly news and it would be an understatement to say that the menace is on the rise. But a recent news about a one-horned rhinoceros being killed at the Rajiv Gandhi Orang Wildlife Sanctuary, on the northern banks of the Brahmaputra, 140 km from Guwahati, gives pause for thought. Two poachers were killed in a shootout with forest guards on October 19.

MANGALDAI, Oct 7: The 55th Wildlife Week was celebrated in the fringe area of the Orang National Park (ONP) with a two-day program recently with active cooperation of local people.

ORANG: Though the Forest department has initiated every possible measure to save the forest areas of the State including the sanctuaries by implementing Forest Act and forming various committees, etc., yet the problems of poachers and encroachment by the suspected Bangladeshi nationals, etc., have been posing a serious threat to the very existence of Orang National Park.

Alarmed over rise in the poaching of highly endangered one-horned rhinos in the Orang National Park in lower Assam, the government has decided to set up five anti-poaching camps to protect the animals.

DALGAON : The Government has formulated some anti-poaching measures for Orang National park in Darrang by forming a coordination committee with the deputy commissioners and superintendent of police of two surrounding districts, ie. Sonitpur and Morigaon along with Darrang district administration, including a few infrastructural developments in the interest of security of wildlife in the park.

With the world-famous Kaziranga National Park (KNP) getting maximum attention and focus for being home to the largest stock of one-horned Indian rhinoceros, poachers are increasingly shifting attention to its poor cousin Orang National Park in northern Assam, killing as many as five rhinos in the current year.