Kazi­ranga NP As­sam, In­dia

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - News Feature -

Pop­u­la­tion of As­sam in 1970: 15 mil­lion Pop­u­la­tion to­day: 35 mil­lion Pro­jected pop­u­la­tion in 2030 43 mil­lion

Kazi­ranga is one of the few re­main­ing places where the In­dian one-horned rhino ( below) still sur­vives in any great num­ber. But the park, for­malised in 1974, is un­der in­creas­ing pres­sure from hu­man ac­tiv­ity in the sur­round­ing area. Stone quar­ry­ing, the Nu­ma­li­garh oil re­fin­ery, en­croach­ment by set­tlers, bamboo har­vest­ing, il­le­gal tim­ber in­dus­try, tea plan­ta­tions and soil ero­sion are all ad­versely af­fect­ing bio­di­ver­sity.

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