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1 day ago ·
India: Rhino deaths raise questions about conservation efforts
The death of three rhinos in the last few days inside Jaldapara National Park in Alipurduar district has once again raised questions about the effectiveness of rhino conservation.
While the forest department accuses a section of villagers of being hand-in-glove with the poachers, forest gram sabhas hold a section of forest department employees responsible the for regular poaching of rhinos.
On Saturday morning, members of Mendabari gram sabha recovered the decomposed carcass of a rhino under Mendabari beat of Chilapata range of Jaldapara National Park (JNP). That the horn of the rhino was missing confirmed that it was killed by poachers.
Before that, carcasses of two rhinos were found under Sisamara beat and Mayurdanga beat in Jaldapara range of JNP. Foresters said one of the two animals died due to fighting and another died a natural death.
The recovery of carcasses of three rhinos at a time when the rhino census was on has raised questions about the effectiveness of rhino conservation. On Sunday, members of five forest gram sabhas gheraoed forest officials at Chilapata forest range and questioned how the rhino was poached when the census was going on.
Full story at www.hindustantimes.com/kolkata/rhino-deaths-raise-questions-about-conservation-efforts/article1-1...
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Raising wild animals in farms causes scare in Vietnam
An attack on a three-year-old boy by a captive bear at his home outside Ho Chi Minh City has focused attention on the dangerous but common practice of keeping wild beasts as pets and as farm animals.
The incident happened on January 11 when the boy, identified only as D, put his arm into the bear’s cage through a hole caused by its feeder becoming rusty.
The child’s family, living in Hoc Mon District, managed to rescue him but doctors were unable to reattach his right arm that was severely damaged by the 100-kg bear before it was killed by electric shock by an unidentified person ...
According to Do Quang Tung, director of the CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species) office in Vietnam, more than 1,800 bears, 120 tigers, 100 elephants, and 500,000 snakes are being kept besides 1,000 crocodile farms.
“These are dangerous wild animals but many facilities have not followed relevant safety and registration regulations, threatening the safety and life of local residents.”
Full story at www.thanhniennews.com/society/raising-wild-animals-in-farms-causes-scare-in-vietnam-37830.html
#Vietnam #tigers #bears #elephants #reptiles
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