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            Indian Rhino Vision 2020 (IRV 2020) program came to a close on 13 April 2021with the translocation of two rhinos in Bansbari range of Manas National Park which from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Indian Rhino Vision:

  • It was designed in 2005.

  • It is believed that it has achieved its target of attaining a population of 3,000 rhinos in Assam.

  • It had eight rounds of Rhino translocation.

  • However, the plan to spread the Rhinoceros unicorn across four protected areas beyond Kaziranga National Park, Orang National Park and Pobitora could not be accomplished.

Rhinos in Assam:

  • Assam had a minimum five rhino-bearing areas till the 1980s. 

  • Its conservation efforts helped it to maintain the population of the one-horned herbivore in Kaziranga, Orang and Pobitora wildlife sanctuary.

  • However the rhino population was severely impacted in Manas and Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary due to encroachment and poaching. 

Manas National Park

  • It received the world heritage tag in 1985 along with Kaziranga from UNESCO.

  • Manas national park had to lose its world heritage site tag due to near-extinction of the pygmy hog.

  • The translocation of  rhinos helped Manas National Park get back its World Heritage Site status in 2011. 

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