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Mining and erosion causing a severe threat to the wildlife of Kaziranga

Rampant stone mining is destroying the intervening area between Kaziranga National Park and the Karbi Anglong Hills to the south of the park which is used by elephants, tigers and other wildlife to escape the annual flooding of the park from the Brahmaputra river on the northern bounday of Kaziranga. The National Tiger Conservation Authority have requested the Assam state Government where the park is located to put an immediate stop to mining activities in this area.  Kaziranga National Park with an area of approximately 860 sq km is the home to the world's largest popuation of One Horned Rhinoceros and contains the highest density of tigers throughout India.  More on this report can be read by following the link below.