In Assam, a horn has value only on a living rhino


  • Mahendra Kumar Yadava IFS (Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and HoFF and Chief Wildlife Warden Assam, Assam Forest Department, Panjabari, Guwahati)


On 22 September 2021 coinciding with World Rhino Day, 2,479 greater one-horned rhino horns were incinerated in Assam with full public participation in accordance with a decision taken by the State Government of Assam. The State government took this historic decision to send a strong message against wildlife crime and the illegal wildlife trade, especially the poaching of rhinos, and to strengthen the belief of the Assamese people that a rhino horn holds value only on a living rhino.




How to Cite

Yadava, M. K. (2022). In Assam, a horn has value only on a living rhino. Pachyderm, 63, 201–204. Retrieved from



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