Kaziranga National Park: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Assam to expand Kaziranga National Park

Published: September 5, 2020

The Assam government has approved to expand the Kaziranga National Park by 3053 hectares. Key Facts This would make the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve to grow to 1085.53 sq km. Currently, the core area of the park is 430 sq km. Benefits These additions are habitat corridors It would help to provide connectivity ..

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Financial Assistance to Kaziranga National Park under CAMPA

Published: March 3, 2020

On March 2, 2020, a Rajya Sabha Member of the ruling party replied about the financial assistance being provided to the Kaziranga National Park, Assam Highlights The Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa said that Rs 94,46,585 and Rs 51,24,670 were sanctioned for Kaziranga National Park during the financial years 2018-19 and 2019-20. The funds ..

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96 Species of Wetland Birds recorded in Kaziranga

Published: January 13, 2020

The home of the world’s most one-horned rhinos, Assam’s Kaziranga National Park which is about 220 Km to the east of the capital of Assam, Guwahati has recorded with a total of 19,225 birds from 80 families belonging to 96 species of wetland birds as one of the highest for any wildlife preserve in India ..

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Kaziranga National Park: Special Rhino Protection Force deployed

Published: July 2, 2019

An 82-member Special Rhino Protection Force which is trained to combat poachers and understand animal behaviour was recently deployed in Kaziranga National Park (KNP). About Special Rhino Protection Force Background: The process of setting up special force was initiated in 2015. In July 2018 members recruited were given appointment letter after which they were trained ..

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India Rhino will soon have DNA Database

Published: May 15, 2019

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has undertaken a project to create DNA Profiles of all rhinos present in India. The project which would formally be underway by end of 2019 is set to be completed by 2021 (project’s deadline). Key Facts About: After the completion of project, Indian rhino could become ..

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