| Rhino & Tiger Conservation in Tropical N.E. India
The lush grasslands
on the flood plains of the Brahmaputra River in north-east
India are home to the great Indian one horned rhinoceros,
which is one of the most endangered species in the world.
It is threatened by poaching for its horn and encroachment
of its habitat. Tigers also roam these plains. WPSI
is developing a project for the protection of endangered
species in the region. Initially, it will focus on the
rhino and tiger, and later be extended to include other
the meantime, our Project Officer for the region is
already active, helping authorities to track down rhino
poachers and providing legal support in rhino poaching
cases. WPSI also provides financial assistance for the
repair of patrol boats and equipment for field staff.
The Project Officer assists in the prosecution of significant
wildlife cases in local courts in the states of Assam,
Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.