P Sivakumar, field director at Kaziranga national park created six wetlands to help wildlife access water and reduce man-animal conflict
A crash of one-horned rhinoceroses or a herd of elephants bathing in ponds, and just a glimpse of a tiger, if one is lucky, are common sightings in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.
This national park is home to two-thirds of rhinos in the world. Spread across an area of 430 sq km, the UNESCO world heritage site is a safe haven for wild buffaloes, deers and migratory birds like the lesser white-fronted goose, black-necked stork, Asian Openbill stork, Baer’s poached duck, among others.
To host thousands of animal populations and hundreds of species requires a lot of water and food. Despite having the Brahmaputra river flowing alongside this haven, there are 190 wetlands in the national park, but there is always a need for more.
Addressing these water issues, one forest officer at the helm of the national park restored and created…