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26-03-2019

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Assam’s rhino habitat overtaken by invasives

Publish Date: 26-03-2019

Mongabay (India), 2019-03-25
On a gloomy afternoon in May 2018, conservation biologist Bibhab Talukdar was visiting Pobitora National Park in Assam. As he rode an elephant into the grasslands at the core of the park he was met with an alarming sight: a luxuriant growth of a low, bushy herb with small green leaves and creamy white flowers. Locally known as ‘congress grass’, this plant, Parthenium hysterophorus, is native to the Americas and an alien species in India.
More: https://india.mongabay.com/2019/03/assams-rhino-habitat-overtaken-by-invasives/