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Assam forest department mulls measures to curb rhino poaching

Assam forest department mulls measures to curb rhino poaching
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Assam forest department have planned to prepare an action plan to curb rhino poaching in the state.

Guwahati: Assam forest department have planned to prepare an action plan to curb rhino poaching in the state.

Assam forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma on Thursday said that, the state had witnessed several incidents of rhino poaching in past 15 years and the state had lost over 200 one horned rhinos during the period.

“We have planned to prepare an action plan to protect wildlife in Assam,” the minister of the BJP-led Assam government said.

“We also decided to initiate probe into the rhino poaching incidents in the national parks, wildlife sanctuaries of Assam in past times,” Pramila Rani Brahma said.

“No one will be spared who involved in the rhino killing incidents,” the minister said.

The Assam forest minister had discussed with the officials of the department for protecting wildlife and to curb illegal wildlife trade in the state.

At least nine one horned rhinos were poached in the state in this year so far.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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