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Kaziranga National Park opened for visitor

The Kaziranga National Park has been reopened for the visitors on 1st November. The world"s famous park, home to one-horned Rhinos, migratory birds and several endangered species will be kept open for the visitors till April next so that tourists can take a glimpse of them. The 430 square kilometer park located at Nagaon and the Golaght districts of Assam (in North East India) was declared world heritage site in 1985.Since then several foreign agencies have come forward to extend financial help to save the animals who are on the verge of extinction.

It was opened for the tourists by DK Goswami, deputy commissioner of Golaghat at aroud 6-45 am for both Indian & Foreign tourist.Both elephants and jeep safari were started today in the Kohora range.The tourists at Mihimukh, Kohora were today greeted by a seventeen elephants.1st day 15 Foreign tourist visit this park.

The inaugural function was attended among others by Jiten Gogoi, MLA, Bokakhat, Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) BS Bonal, Park Director SN Buragohain, and BC Sarmah, Deputy Director Tourism among others.

Taking advantage of the situation altogether 596 Rhinos have been killed by the poachers since 1980. Despite the problem the authorities have not been able to contain the menace due to poor infrastructure. Moreover theguards engaged in the park duty are not at all equipped to match with the gun power of the poachers and as a result of which poaching has been on the rise gradually.

KOUSHIK HAZARIKA, BOKAKHAT
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