Meet on rhino-poaching, rhino horn verification process
Posted on September 2nd, 2016

Nava Thakuria

Guwahati:  As the Rhino Horn Verification Committee, constituted by Assam government recently found few fake horns in the custody of the government, the issue of illegal trade of rhino horns has emerged as a burning topic for the people of Assam.

In this context, Nature’s Beckon and Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) organize a Citizen’s Meet on relentless rhino-poaching, illegal rhino horn trade and also the ongoing rhino horn verification process in Assam. The meeting, to be held at Guwahati Press Club on 1 September (Thursday), will start at 11 am and continue till 2.30 pm.

The Citizen’s Meet, where everyone concerned to the conservation of forest and wildlife has been invited, is expected to prepare a memorandum to the State and Union government in New Delhi drawing their immediate attention towards the protection of wildlife in all forest reserves including the world famous Kaziranga National Park.

It may be mentioned that both Nature’s Beckon and JFA raised the issue of fake rhino horns in the custody of the authority a decade back and later organized a Citizen’s Meet in the city. More recently, both the organizations wrote to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal demanding a high level probe against the poaching of one-horned rhinos in various forest reserves.

 

Soumyadeep Dutta, Rupam Barua, Nava Thakuria for Nature’s Beckon and JFA

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