The Kaziranga National Park, abode of one-horned Indian rhino and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Assam has been facing a stiff challenge in keeping poachers at bay primarily because of growing number of settlements of suspected illegal migrants from Bangladesh around the park’s core area.

Poachers have been virtually on a rampage in the park since the beginning of this year, killing nine rhinos so far. This is alarming given the fact that the park, where conservation of wildlife goes back to over a century, is one of the biggest success stories in terms of conservation of rhinos.