Skip to contentSkip to navigation

NGO slams Kaziranga propaganda

The Assam Environmental NGO Forum (AENF) expresses deep concern at the propaganda launched against Kaziranga National Park by Survival International in active parleys with BBC Televisions bringing disrepute towards successful history of Kaziranga in protecting the pride of Assam – The Rhino. In a press statement, the Assam Environment NGO Forum coordinator Nitul Nath alleges that the Survival International is campaigning against Kaziranga either due to vested interest they may have to instigate rhino poaching in Kaziranga, or they were misled by some mischievous elements aiding illegal wildlife trade. The AENF appeals to the international communities not to give any attention to such malafied campaign launched by Survival International against Kaziranga National Park. Rhinos are being targeted by well organised gangs of poachers having access to high calibre arms and ammunition threatening not only to the rhinos, but also the frontline forest guards patrolling day and night to protect the rhinos from becoming extinct to ensure that future mankind can see the rhinos alive. Poachers are being killed not just in Kaziranga National Park to protect precious wild animals, but in many protected areas in the world including countries like South Africa, Zimbabwe.

"Why then Survival International is targeting Kaziranga National Park? What is the motive of Survival International asking international tourist not to visit Kaziranga? Are they instigating rhino poaching in Kaziranga and on whose interest, they are working for?" Nath added.

AENF appeals to international tourist not to give any heeds to the propaganda launched by the Survival International in association with the BBC which is totally baseless and uncalled for.

Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff. editor@assamtimes.org

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

Random Stories

Guwahati book fair begins

5 Nov 2013 - 8:03pm | AT News
Guwahati Book Fair gets underway on Tuesday.           Assam governor JB Patnaik open the 10 days book festival at the main venue in Chandmari.      ...

Audio Album ‘Jiya Anubhuti’ Released

1 Dec 2019 - 11:35pm | Prantik Deka
In a tribute function, coinciding with a day-long programme, held to mark the 8th death anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika as well as the birth anniversary of noted litterateur, lyricist...

No evidence of new outfit: ABMSU

5 Aug 2012 - 3:23am | editor
The All Bodoland Minority Students' Union on Saturday denied involvement of a newly formed unit was involved in the recent clashes. The organization said that there was no evidence about it. The...