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India: Number of rhinos in Assam's Kaziranga up, says census
The number of world famous one-horned rhinos in Assam's Kaziranga National Park has increased to over 2,400, according to a latest census released on Saturday.
The census, conducted by Assam's forest department, counted 2,401 rhinos, which indicated increase of 71 rhinos in the park in the past two years. The census, launched on Tuesday and continued till Friday, is a regular exercise in the park and it is conducted every three years.
Although the last census was carried out in 2012, the state government conducted a special census of the rhinos in 2013 after a large number of rhinos had been poached in the park.
While the 2012 census confirmed 2,290 rhinos in the park, the special census next in 2013 confirmed that there were 2,329 rhinos in the park.
Full story at www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/number-of-rhinos-in-assam-s-kaziranga-up-says-census-...
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If you were fortunate enough to be at the 13th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture given by author Neil Gaiman at London’s historic Royal Geographical Society earlier this month, you’ll know what a great night it was.
If not, EIA’s in-house film unit has produced this short film of highlights, which also features EIA Campaigns Director Julian Newman introducing the evening …
The proceeds of the event are shared between the two charities closest to Adams’ heart – Save the Rhino, of which he was a founder patron, and EIA.
Source: eia-international.org/highlights-of-the-douglas-adams-memorial-lecture-by-neil-gaiman ... See MoreSee Less
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