In order to augment the wildlife conservation efforts in the famed rhino abode in Kaziranga National Park, premier wildlife conservation organisation Aaranyak on Saturday gifted six sleek motorcycles to the park authority.
The motorcycles will be deployed in six beats under the Kaziranga National Park.
The motorcycles have been provided by Aaranyak under the sponsorship of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and Rhino Rescue Fund (RRF).
Receiving the motorcycles from Aaranyak secretary general Dr. Bibhab Kumar Talukdar at the Kaziranga Centenary Convention Centre, KNP director P. Shivkumar informed that the six motorcycles would be deployed in six separates forest beats under Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve Forest including 3 newly set-up beats.
The motorbikes are being deployed under Shrutirpar, Bhomoraguri, Haldibari, Bandardubi, Kothalchang and Burapahar beat offices to help field forest officials to keep in constant touch with fringe villagers and the Eco Development Committees.
The Eco Development Committees play crucial roles in complementing wildlife conservation efforts in the national park, according to the KNP director.
The divisional forest officer of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) as well as the Eastern Wildlife Division, Ramesh Gogoi said, “Aaranyak has been complementing wildlife conservation efforts in Assam very well”.
He added that these motorbikes would be very useful in KNP landscape for wildlife protection field staff.
Aaranyak CEO and secretary general Dr. Bibhab Kumar Talukdar informed that the requirement of motorcycles in the KNP landscape was felt following a recent discussion with the park director.
He said Aaranyak feels grateful to the donors IRF and RRF for realising it and promptly sponsoring the required vehicles.
“The way wildlife protection staff of the KNP have been relentlessly working braving Covid19 pandemic is highly appreciable and Aaranyak feels obliged for getting an opportunity to complement efforts of such a dedicated wildlife protection team in the KNP,” Dr Talukdar said.
Two of the forest staff members of the KNP, Bishnu Gogoi and Papul Rabha were also felicitated in the function by the KNP director, DFO and the CEO of Aaranyak for receiving special appreciation from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
The KNP director said the NTCA appreciated the entire team of the KNP for constantly putting up the best efforts for the conservation of endangered tigers in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve Forest.