7 Points About Project Rhino That You Should Know
➀ There are three species of rhino in Asia — Greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran. Javan and Sumatran Rhino are critically endangered and the Greater one-horned (or Indian) rhino is vulnerable In IUCN Red List. The greater one-horned rhino (or “Indian rhino”) is the largest of the rhino species found northern part of the Indian sub-continent. In 20th century, due to hunting for sports, poaching, their population gets reduced to around 200.
➁ Project Rhino was launched in 2005 as an ambitious effort to attain a wild population of at least 3,000 greater one-horned rhinos spread over seven protected areas in the Indian state of Assam.