Implemented by – Department of environment and forests, Assam
with Bodo autonomous council as an active partner.
Supported by – WWF – India, International Rhino foundation (IRF),
save the rhino’s campaign of zoological institutions worldwide and
number of local NGOs.
o To increase the total rhino foundation in Assam from about 2000 to 3000 by
o To ensure that these rhinos are distributed over at least 7 protected areas (PA)
to provide long term viability of the one-horned rhino population.
Q.) Why they need to be distributed?
| Concentration at one place exposes to risk like –|
| Project partners – Assam Forest Department, the Bodoland Territorial Council, WWF,|
|IRF, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service|
| Location – Kaziranga, Orang and Manas National Parks and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in|
| Species – Greater one-horned rhinos|
| Habitat – Grasslands and shrub lands on the southern base of the Himalayas|
| Activities – Anti-poaching, monitoring, translocations and community conservation|
| Translocating rhinos will help to create a viable population this threatened species.|