Nepal Achieves Another Year of Zero Poaching of Rhinos

Last Modified: Sat Nov 28 2015 04:32:51 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
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    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.
  • 1st
    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.
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    periods of zero poaching of rhinos of more than 400 consecutive days in the past five years, another global first.
  • May 2014
    The last recorded rhino-poaching incident in Nepal according to Maheshwar Dhakal, under secretary of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation.
  • 21%
    increase in Nepal’s rhino population. There are now 645 rhinos, compared with the last recorded count of 534 rhinos in 2011.