In Nepal, the tide is turning. Not a single rhino has been poached in Bardia National Park, located in western Nepal in the past five years.
Nepal achieved “zero poaching” of an endangered animal, the first country in the world to do so, in 2011, after 365 days in which no rhinos were poached - Anil Manandhar, country representative of WWF Nepal.
periods of zero poaching of rhinos of more than 400 consecutive days in the past five years, another global first.
The last recorded rhino-poaching incident in Nepal according to Maheshwar Dhakal, under secretary of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation.
increase in Nepal’s rhino population. There are now 645 rhinos, compared with the last recorded count of 534 rhinos in 2011.