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Rubbing shoulders with the rich to protect rhinos

Stopping the demand of rhino horn The last decade has witnessed a rhino poaching crisis. On average almost 1,000 rhinos were being killed every year. Why? Most rhino horn is taken to Asia, but the reasons people demand rhino horn are complex. Horn has historically been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine but recent years have …

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Greater one horned rhino

We were sad to learn that a male rhino calf was poached and its horn taken in Manas National Park reserve earlier this month after more than a year with no poaching incidents in the area. The young rhino, just over 3.5 years old, was itself orphaned after the poaching of its mother when it was …

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Greater one horned rhino

We were thrilled to hear the promising news that rhino numbers have increased in Assam, India this week. PTES grantee Dr. Pranjal Bezbarua wrote to tell us that despite continuous poaching incidents in Kaziranga National Park, the population of greater one-horned rhinos has showed a gradual increase. The recent census showed 2401 rhinos and increase of …

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handloom group by ndloom training by Dr. Pranjal Bezbarua

Our handloom training sessions are now underway in NE India, helping 20 specially selected women learn new skills for an alternative livelihood that does not harm wildlife. Just over 2,000 Greater one- horned rhinos are left in India, with many living in the turbulent Assam region. Here the major threats they face are loss of habitat due …

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