The flood situation continues to remain grim in Assam with rivers still showing rising trend, inundating new areas in many parts of the state.

Guwahati: The current wave of flood has inundated two very important wildlife protection areas in the state, Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, in Assam besides so far a

Assam will set up four wildlife police stations to exclusively deal with the problem of rhino poaching and other wildlife crimes.

Guwahati: Forest officials in most rhino habitats in Assam have been working through the night to save wildlife severely affected after flood waters submerged vast areas of sanctuaries.

The flood season is crucial for the animals in protected areas as poachers take advantage of the situation to hunt, particularly the one-horned rhino for its high value in various Southeast Asian markets.

GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim with four more deaths in different areas of the State, taking the toll to 35 even as the water levels in many rivers have started receding.

About 10.80 lakh people in the State’s 2,084 villages have been affected in the current floods, and 173 relief camps have been set up. Over 82,000 people have been affected by the current wave of floods in Majuli. The National Disaster Response Force (NDFR) has been continuing rescue and relief operations in the river island. Over one lakh people in the river island have taken shelter on embankments.

GUWAHATI: A census of one-horned rhinos at the renowned Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam recorded an increase of almost 250 animals over a three-year period.

Rhino counting will start on Saturday at Kaziranga National Park, home to about two-thirds of the world population of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros.

March 21: On World Water Day tomorrow, when UN experts will mull ways to save the world’s shrinking freshwater resources, animals in Gibbon wildlife sanctuary in Jorhat will wake up to another thir

Guwahati, March 20: The Pobitora forest authorities will request the state government to conduct research to help them know how many rhinos Pobitora wildlife sanctuary can accommodate without overc

GUWAHATI, March 18 – Expressing grave concern over the unabated destruction of the State’s forests and the resultant loss of biodiversity and damage to the environment, public activist Prof Deven D