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Assam to Mark September 22 as Rhino Day

Published on February 27, 2018
The government of Assam has declared to mark September 22 as Rhino Day to spread public awareness on protection of the one-horned pachyderm. The decision was taken during the  10th meeting of State Board for Wildlife.

 Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said
 “A day dedicated to the approximately 2,500 rhino population in the state will be a tribute to the rhinoceros — the pride of Assam,” 

  • The state government to launched a Rhino Project in  line with National Rhino Project to protect rhinos from the threat of poaching. 
  • The wildlife board is directed to raise a quick response team to rush to the sites where animal deaths have occurred unnaturally. The board will also initiate a survey of elephant corridors in the state with the help of the World Wildlife Fund.

“Once the elephant corridor mapping in completed, we will hold a meeting with the Ministry of Railways to take remedial steps like creating tunnels or overpass for the elephants,” said the CM

 About Indian  Rhinoceros

The Indian rhinoceros or the greater one-horned rhinoceros and great Indian rhinoceros are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. The populations are fragmented and restricted to less than 20,000 km2 (7,700 sq mi). They are found in Kaziranga, Orang, Pobitara, Jaldapara (in Assam), Dudhwa (UP) National Park. Kaziranga National Park hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned rhinoceros.

Expected Questions

Which state has declared to mark September 22 as Rhino Day?
a. Assam
b. West Bengal
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Meghalya

On which date has Assam decided to mark Rhino Day?
a. 22 October
b. 22 May
c. 22 September
d. 22 April

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