INDIA RHINO VISION 2020
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.