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REPORT - A safeguard program launched by the State of Assam with the French Development Agency (AFD) has helped to combat deforestation in the east of the country.

Kaziranga Reserve

In Kaziranga Park, a generous nature unfolds, bathed in sunshine at the beginning of December.

Tree-rich rainforest sits alongside vast prairies of tall grass, interspersed with reed-lined stretches of water.

Located in the state of Assam on the eastern borders of India, this park, a UNESCO heritage site since 1985, is considered to be one of the best wildlife refuges in the world.

A sanctuary for birds: cocked hornbill, marsh akalat, baya weaver, Hodgson stonechat… nearly 500 species are listed.

If the park is home to many mammals - elephants, water buffaloes, various families of deer and monkeys, Asian tigers - the king of Kaziranga is undoubtedly the rhinoceros.

Unlike its African cousin, it is distinguished by its unique horn.

Except that he almost disappeared, victim of hunting and poaching.

Its horns, highly prized for their alleged aphrodisiac properties, sell for up to 50,000 euros per kilo...

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Source: lefigaro

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