has signed the New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019 at the recently held
Second Asian Rhino Range Countries Meeting in New Delhi. The meeting was organised
by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of Government of India in
collaboration with the IUCN Asian Rhino Specialist Group, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
– India and Aaranyak (Wildlife NGO).
the declaration India will collaborate with Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and
Malaysia for conservation and protection of three Asian rhino species. The
three species are a) Greater one-horned rhinoceros, b) Javan rhinoceros and c)
Sumatran rhinoceros. The population of these rhino species will be reviewed
every 4 years to reassess the need for joint actions to secure their future.
declaration includes a) undertaking studies on health issues of the rhinos,
their potential diseases and taking necessary steps; b) collaboration and
strengthening wildlife forensics for the purpose of investigation, c) strengthening
trans-boundary collaboration among India, Nepal and Bhutan for the conservation
and protection of the Greater one-horned rhino.
Great one horned Rhinoceros (Indian rhinoceros) is found in the Indian subcontinent.
It is listed as Vulnerable in the ICUN Red List.
rhinos are the smallest of the living rhinoceroses and the only Asian rhino
with two horns. It is found in Borneo and Sumatra. It is listed as Critically
Endangered in the IUCN Red List.
rhinoceros is found only in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. It is
listed as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List.