Union Minister Prakash Javdekar has said that India has the largest Great One-horned rhinoceros in the world with a population of over 3000 animals in Assam, West Bengal and UP.
In his message on the occasion of World Rhinoceros, Prakash Javadekar said that the Ministry of Environment has launched a national conservation strategy for the Indian One Horned Rhino.
Rhinoceros conservation programs have enriched grassland management, which can help mitigate the negative effects of climate change through carbon sequestration.
The National Rhino Conservation Strategy for India was launched last year to protect the horned rhinoceros.
It is the first of its kind in India with the aim of working for the conservation of species under the five goals.
Strengthening defense, expanding the scope of distribution, research and monitoring and adequate and sustainable funding objectives.
A horned rhinoceros is on the verge of extinction with a population of less than 200 in the early 20th century.
It is the only major mammal species in Asia to be extinct from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN Red List in 2008.