One-Horned Rhinos

One-Horned Rhinos

News: The population of one-horned rhinoceros increased by 200 over the last four years in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.

About Rhinoceros:
• Only the Great One-Horned Rhino is found in India.
• Also known as Indian rhino, it is the largest of the rhino species.
• It is identified by a single black horn and a grey-brown hide with skin folds.
• IUCN Red List – Vulnerable
• CITES – Appendix I
• Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 – Schedule I

Conservation efforts by India:
• National Rhino Conservation Strategy: It was launched in 2019 to conserve the greater one-horned rhinoceros.
• A project to create DNA profiles of all Rhinos in the country by MoEFCC.
• ‘The New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019’ for the conservation and protection of the species started by India, Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Malaysia. 

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