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The complete-count of rhino or rhino census is an integral part of conservation and management of wild rhino-bearing areas of Assam. The direct count of rhinos in their wild habitat continues as the accepted method of determining rhino population. As a part of the periodic process, the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park (RGONP) organized a one-day direct rhino count on 2 April 2018. The results showed 1% increment of the population after a gap of six years. Such slow increment is considered to be a matter of concern. More research is necessary for better understanding of the population dynamics and identification of factors for better management of rhino population at RGONP.
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