Three female greater one-horned rhinoceros were released in the wild from their temporary enclosure(boma) in Manas National Park in western Assam .The release successfully culminated the efforts of the Assam Forest Department and Wildlife Trust of India – International Fund for Animal Welfare (WTI-IFAW) to “bring rhinos back to Manas”, which began with the translocation of an individual from Kaziranga in January 2006. This was the first ever attempt to re-introduce the rhinos in Manas.
A total of A total of 18 rhinos were translocated to Manas Biosphere Reserve under the aegis of the Indian Rhino Vision 2020 programme (IRV 2020) – a joint initiative of the Department of Environment and Forests, Government of Assam, WWF-India, and the International Rhino Foundation. – a joint initiative of the Department of Environment and Forests, Government of Assam, WWF-India, and the International Rhino Foundation.
According to our recent population estimation of Rhino in 2018, the total number of Rhino in Manas Biosphere Reserve is 39 individuals including a baby Rhino born very recently.
|Year||Rhino translocated from Pabitora, KN||Rhino released from CWRC||Calf born||Death due to Poaching||Death due to disease|
|Grand Total =||(18+17+21) = 56||(10+7) = 17|
|Total =||(56-17) = 39|