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Choudhury, A., 1985. Distribution of Indian one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis). Tiger Paper 12 (2): 25-30, maps 1-2

Location: Asia - South Asia - India
Subject: Distribution - Poaching
Species: Indian Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Reasons for present spree of poaching: lack of sufficient patrol elephants and boats, the negligence of some forest officials, the occasional issue of fishing permits by the civil authorities inside the park (some of the 'fishermen' are poachers in disguise) and the lack of adequate buffer zone around the reserves. In the last week of May 1984, 42 people were arrested in Kaziranga on charges of poaching, including one policeman, and two forest guards were also arrested in the early part of 1984.

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