My Interview on Reintroduction of Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros to Manas National Park

Dear friends, I was interviewed by Sahapedia, an online portal on my view on the reintroduction of Greater One-horned rhinos to Manas National Park. Here is an excerpt of it.

Sayantani Chatterjee: How was the reintroduction of the greater one-horned rhinoceros carried out in Manas National Park?

Deba Kumar Dutta: The greater one-horned rhinoceros, also known as the Rhinoceros unicornis, constitutes one of the key species as well as a charismatic species of Manas National Park. Manas was once a home to a population of more than 180 rhinos but the entire population was wiped out during the ethnic unrest between 1988 and 2001. The entire rhino population of Manas was rendered locally extinct. Since the early part of 2000, there has been a restoration of peace in the area aided by the formation of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) for local governance. This has led to the restoration of conservation efforts at Manas.

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