FEB 2017
Rhino DNA Indexing System (RhODIS): An Aid to Investigate Rhino Poaching

India is home to around 80 per cent of the 3,500 greater one-horned rhinos (Rhinoceros unicornis) found globally. Assam alone is home to 2,626 rhinos found across the Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Orang National Park, and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Although once found in abundance and well distributed in South Asia, the species is now found in only a few Protected Areas of India and Nepal. Over the years, poaching has been the single largest threat to the survival of rhinos. To efficiently counter this danger, the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL), University of Pretoria, has developed a DNA database called RhODIS for active conservation and management practices on rhino conservation.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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