Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio applauds Assam’s effort in bringing down Rhino Poaching Cases to zero


Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio on Thursday praised the efforts of the government of Assam in bringing down rhino poaching cases to zero in 2022 for the first time since 1977 at Kaziranga National Park.

Taking to Instagram DiCaprio wrote, “In 2021, the government of the Indian state of Assam set out to end the poaching of the Endangered Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros in Kaziranga National Park following the killing of around 190 animals for their horns between 2000 and 2021. In 2022, they met their goal and no rhinos were poached in the area for the first time since 1977. Kaziranga National Park is home to 2,200 Greater One-horned Rhinos, which is about two-thirds of the world’s population. This triumph in India also comes with more good news, as @wwf also reports that the world population of the rare rhino soared to around 3,700 from about 200 at the turn of the 20th century.”

The number of rhinos killed was 37 in 2013, which decreased to two in 2020 and one in 2021.

Last Year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also praised the efforts of the people and the government of Assam in bringing down rhino poaching cases from 37 in 2013 to one in 2021.

In the year 2022 will go down in history for the Northeastern state of Assam for zero poaching cases in Kaziranga setting a record.

This is the first instance of zero rhino poaching since 1977.

Assam’s Kaziranga National Park (KNP) – located in the floodplains of the Brahmaputra river – is the biggest habitat for one-horned rhinos globally and draws in visitors from across the globe.