Rhino census in India's Kaziranga park counts 12 more

Rhino census in India's Kaziranga park counts 12 more
 

A census in India's Kaziranga National Park has counted 2,413 one-horned rhinos - up 12 from 2015.
The Unesco World Heritage Site, in Assam state, is home to two-thirds of the world's population of the species.
The census is carried out every three years.
It is an incredible conservation success story given the fact that there were only a few hundred rhinos in the 1970s, says the BBC's South Asia editor Anbarasan Ethirajan.
However, the conservation effort has not been without controversy.
The government has in recent years given the park rangers extraordinary powers to protect the animals... read more

 
31 March 2018 in World News, Views: 122
Source: BBC
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