anon (2008, Janyary 25). Rhino poaching declines. Kantipuronline [online]. Avaliable. http://www.kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=135386 [2009, February 8]
Nepal; rhino; indian rhino; poaching; rhino conservation; Chitwan National Park; Bardiya National Park;
Nepal witnessed a remarkable improvement in 2007 after the poorest year in the country's history in terms of rhino conservation in 2006, thanks to positive efforts by the government, said conservationists.
Only two endangered rhinos were poached in the country in 2007, one in Chitwan National Park (CNP) and the other in Bardiya National Park (BNP).
"With the reinstatement of security posts and mobilization of security personnel and locals in the protected areas, poaching and other illegal activities inside the protected areas has gone down remarkably," said Laxmi Manandhar, chief education officer at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC).
According to Manandhar, only one tiger was poached in the country in 2007. That tiger too has been claimed by Indian conservation officials as belonging to India.
Due to the decade-long conflict, CNP and BNP had seen sharp increases in poaching and trafficking of endangered species.
CNP, one of the ...