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Leonardo DiCaprio, a Hollywood star, is an ardent environmentalist who has dedicated his time and resources to saving the planet. In his most recent Instagram post, the actor praised the Assam government for its efforts to combat rhino poaching in Kaziranga National Park.

According to a news report, no rhinos were poached in the world’s largest reserve for the endangered great one-horned rhinoceros last year for the first time since 1977.

 

 

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“In 2021, the government of the Indian state of Assam set out to end the poaching of the Endangered Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros in Kaziranga National Park following the killing of around 190 animals for their horns between 2000 and 2021,” he wrote on Instagram. They achieved their goal in 2022, and no rhinos were poached in the area for the first time since 1977.”

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Notably, Kaziranga National Park is home to 2,200 Greater One-horned Rhinos, which accounts for roughly two-thirds of the global population.

“This victory in India comes with more good news, as @wwf reports that the world population of the rare rhino has risen to around 3,700 from around 200 at the turn of the twentieth century,” the actor added.

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Thousands of people commented on Mr DiCaprio’s post, congratulating India on its accomplishment. “Awesome!” wrote one user. I’m thrilled to see these conservation efforts succeed!” “It is soo good to read that at least some countries are doing something to help out the beautiful planet,” said another.

According to the Reuters report, a record 27 rhinos were killed in Assam each year in 2013 and 2014, as poachers sought to sell their horns for thousands of dollars in East Asia, where they are prized as medicine and jewellery.

Kaziranga National Park is a breathtaking reserve with elephant-grass meadows, marshy lagoons, and dense forests. It attracts British nobility as well as cricket stars. The park, on the other hand, has become a major source of concern due to rhino poaching. Approximately 190 rhinos were killed in Assam between 2000 and 2021, according to Assam Police statistics provided to Reuters, but none were killed last year. The last time there was no poaching was in 1977.

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