People are being killed in an Indian park to save rhinos

People are being killed in an Indian park to save rhinos

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Kaziranga Indian National Park is proud of its success in the conservation of one-horned rhinos. This species, which lives in South and Southeast Asia, was on the verge of extinction during the era of European colonization. By the end of the XIX century, a few individuals remained. In Kaziranga, they caught themselves in time and managed to increase the population to more than two thousand. That's just their methods, let's say, raise questions.

People are being killed in an Indian park to save rhinos

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People are being killed in an Indian park to save rhinos

Indian unicorn horns on the black market are valued more expensive than gold: about six thousand dollars per hundred grams. Locals believe that drugs based on this ingredient save from almost all diseases, from cancer to impotence.

People are being killed in an Indian park to save rhinos

Naturally, there are plenty of people who want to get a gold—bearing horn — even if it is illegal. The fight against poachers is the main concern of national parks and nature reserves.

People are being killed in an Indian park to save rhinos

A few years ago, the authorities of the state of Assam legalized the killing of people hunting tigers and rhinos, and the struggle turned into a war. Since then, Kaziranga Park guards have killed at least 50 poachers!

People are being killed in an Indian park to save rhinos

Accusations of abuse of official authority are pouring down on the park's management. The fact is that the guardians of wildlife shoot even at those who are only suspected of poaching. But they get away with it.

People are being killed in an Indian park to save rhinos

 

People are being killed in an Indian park to save rhinos

Keywords: Poachers | India | National park | Rhinos | Protection | Murder

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