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Wildlife group called for better security in Assam National Park.

Manas National ParkGuwahati: On Wednesday, wildlife groups called for better security in Assam’s Manas National Park after a rhino was found dead this week.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) sought more security as it is moving two more orphaned rhinos to the park from the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation near Kaziranga.

A statement said that “This was the third rhino to be killed by poachers in Manas since 2006. The first case of poaching was reported in 2011 and another rhino was poached in 2012.”

It also said that “Security needs to be enhanced with effective patrolling by the park staff. There is also a need to strengthen information network by working in close coordination with local communities.”

The statement added that the rhino population in the park was wiped out between 1980 to the 1990s due to revolution.


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