Poachers killed 52 rhinos in Assam in last three years: Assam Forest Minister

Poachers killed 52 rhinos in Assam in last three years: Assam Forest Minister

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Feb 2018

Guwahati, Feb 8 (IBNS): Poachers killed 52 one-horned rhinos in Assam in last three years.

Replying to a query by All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA Aminul Islam in the ongoing budget session of Assam assembly, state forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma on Thursday said that, 52 rhinos were killed by poachers in the state since 2015 while 316 poachers were arrested in the last few years.

The Assam minister said that, poachers killed 21 rhinos in 2015, while 22 of them were poached in 2016 and 9 in 2017.

Poachers killed 28 rhinos alone in Kaziranga National Park during this period.

Pramila Rani Brahma further said that, a total of 316 poachers were arrested across the state during the period.

On the other hand, altogether 671 people have been killed in man-animal conflict in the state in last seven years.

In 2015, altogether 145 people were killed by wild animals (elephant and tiger).


(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

Poachers killed 52 rhinos in Assam in last three years: Assam Forest Minister

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