|Concerted efforts helped in reducing poaching in KNP|
KAZIRANGA, Oct 28 - Concerted efforts and a comprehensive strategy made by the authority of Kaziranga National Park (KNP), support from the police personnel from neighbouring districts in coordination with VDP parties from different fringe villages of Kaziranga and local Eco Development Committees had greatly helped in reducing the poaching of rhinos to a satisfactory extent this year compared to last year when 15 rhinos had been killed by poachers.
According to sources, this year two rhinos had been killed by the poachers. The second one was killed on April 22 last in the eastern range of Agaratoli.
“For last six months there had be no rhino poaching in Kaziranga National Park and it was possible due to the concerted efforts of all concerned, who played an important role in conveying the vital information to the authorities which helped us to take quick action to control poaching activities,” said Satyendra Singh, Director of Kaziranga National Park.
There were ten serious attempts made by the poachers to kill rhinos inside the forests of Kaziranga in the last six months and twice the poachers managed to enter the park area, but all such attempts were foiled by the frontline forest guards of Kaziranga in coordination with police from the neighbouring districts, he said and added that many poachers had already been arrested.