Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve

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Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve

Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve

The Assam government has recently approved a proposal to increase the firepower of the security guards of Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve and provide them commando training. These measures are aimed at preventing poaching.

Key points

  • It is a national park created in Assam in the year 1908 on the recommendation of Mary Curzon. The park is located on the borders of the Golaghat and Nagaon districts under the Eastern Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot.
  • Kaziranga National Park accounts for 2/3 of the world’s one-horned rhinoceros population. Kaziranga National Park has the status of ‘World Heritage Site’.
  • It is also recognized as an Important Bird Area by Bird-Life International for the conservation of bird species.
  • The main focus is on conservation efforts of four large species in Kaziranga. These four species are Rhinoceros, Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger and Asiatic Water Buffalo.
  • The Brahmaputra, Diflu, Mora Diflu and Mora Dhansiri, four main rivers pass through Kaziranga National Park.

Source: The Hindu

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