Wildlife conservation in Pobitora park gets a boost
GUWAHATI: Wildlife policing in Assam’s Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary got a boost on Saturday with a German donor providing patrolling boots for its forest staff while bio-diversity conservation organisation Aaranyak with support from International Rhino Foundation provided a motor boat to give a fillip to the patrolling in the 38 square kilometer park that has a core area of 16 square kilometers.
With 102 precious rhinos thriving in such a small area, Pobitora is toasted as the wildlife park with highest rhino density in the world.
The boots were handed over to the forest staff by German donor Attila Hildmnn in presence of Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Pradipta Baruah and Ranger of the park, Mukul Tamuli.
The German donor said that biodiversity was the most precious resource on the planet now and the global human community would remain indebted to the forest staff and wildlife personnel engaged in protecting the flora and fauna.
The CEO of Aaranyak, Dr Bibhab Kumar Talukdar who is also the Asia Coordinator of International Rhino Foundation, formally handed over the motorboat to the DFO, Pradipta Baruah.
Ranger Mukul Tamuli said that the boat would be of tremendous help during the flood season for patrolling to safeguard the wildlife in the park.