Poachers killed nine rhinos in Kaziranga this year

March 23, 2015 / No Comments

As per reports, Kaziranga National Park, the home for more than 2,300 one horned rhinos is facing a major problem, as the poaching incidents in the park have drastically increased over a period of three years.

A new report claims that nine rhinos have been killed in Kaziranga National Park in Assam this year.

The reports warns that Poachers have been given 10,000 INR for each killings they make. Horns and other extracts of this animal has a value worth more than $ 1,00,000 in International Market.

Poachers killed nine rhinos in Kaziranga this year Poachers killed nine rhinos in Kaziranga this year

The new report substantially claims that seven rhinos were being killed in Kaziranga, while two rhinos were slaughtered in Oranag and Sonitpur district.

Prakash Javadekar, the honorable Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change told that the Central and the State Government should stop the blame game, and instead they should take necessary actions to protect this species.

The news of Rhino poaching has created a tiff among the central and Assam State Government. Assam State Government complains that the Central Government is not helping the state to tackle this issue.

Prakash Javadekar added that all possible measures will be taken to stop the illegal killings of this endangered species. He also acknowledged the fact that present efforts are not enough to tackle the issues. As per the minister, the Central and State Government should act hand in glove to combat the problem of poaching.

More than 5,00,000 rhinos were present in the earth during the beginning of 20th Century. But due to illegal poaching, the counts have reduced drastically, and now it has reached to such a level that this species will soon get wiped out from the earth.