Rhino poaching has reduced in Assam year 2015

Poaching of rhinos has reduced in Assam during 2015 as compared to 2014, 19 poaching cases was recorded during 2015 compared to 31 in 2014 and most of these recorded in and around Kaziranga NP which records the highest rhino population of Greater One Horned in the world (2401 as per 2014 census).

No rhino poaching took place in Manas during 2015 which is a positive sign for the newly introduced rhino population there. In addition even though there were regular poaching pressure in Pobitora WLS, the rhino population was secured against poaching attempts during 2015.