With concerns mounting over rhinos killed by poachers in the Orang National Park, the Department of Forests has instituted a high-level inquiry into the matter.

An adult male Royal Bengal tiger died in Assam

Poachers in Africa and Asia are killing an ever increasing number of rhinos

Tiger conservation in India's Orang National Park of Assam is increasingly difficult. Recently, six tigers were killed by local villagers. The human-tiger conflict has intensified, which is threatening the survival of the tigers dependent on the park for habitat.

Guwahati: Forest and wildlife personnel in Assam on Sunday apprehended two of the poachers involved in killing of a rhino at Orang National Park on Saturday along with arms and ammunition from Jakhalabandha area in Nagaon district. Orang National Park Director S Momin informed that two other poachers were absconding along with the rhino horn.

Guwahati: With Kaziranga National Park, home to the largest number of one-horned rhinos in the world, getting maximum attention for conservation and protection, poachers have shifted focus to Orang National Park in northern Assam. As this 78.82 sq km park faces a shortage of manpower and equipment, poachers have managed to kill at least three rhinos this year.


DALGAON, April 7

MANGALDAI, March 25: In spite of lack of infrastructure and minimum facilities only due to the utter negligence and indifferent attitude of the state government, the staffs of Orang National Park (ONP) who have been rendering their dedicated service for conservation of the Park deserve appreciation for their achievement in the increase of the population of the one horned rhinos in the Park.