This weekend, CNN-IBN's flagship documentary show 30 Minutes turns its camera to the Kaziranga National Park, to highlight the plight of rhinos. Long been hunted for their horns, which are used in traditional medicines in China and other South-East Asian countries, these rhino horns fetch up to Rs 1 crore each in the international market leading to an alarming rise in the number of rhino killings by poachers. In this episode, CNN-IBN's Arijit Sen travels to Kaziranga to find out why even a force of 1,200 forest guards is unable to tackle the poachers. Sen interviews park director, forest guards, and even reformed poachers who explain how poaching is conducted. The episode also probes whether militant groups are involved in poaching to fund their activities.
Don't miss this special episode on Sat, Aug 24 @ 8:30 PM and Sun, Aug 25 @ 12:00 PM & 9:30 PM (R), only on CNN-IBN.