26 Apr '11, 5pm

Nepal National Rhino Census marks increase in # of rhinos thanks to successful conservation efforts.

Nepal National Rhino Census marks increase in # of rhinos thanks to successful conservation efforts.

On April 23, 2011 the government of Nepal announced an increase in the population of greater one horned rhinos. The National Rhino Census revealed a count of 534 rhinos in Nepal, marking an increase of 99 rhinos from the 435 recorded in 2008. The total count of 534 includes: 95 new rhinos , marking a total of 503 in Chitwan National Park, the oldest protected area in Nepal 24 rhinos in Bardia National Park 7 rhinos in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve These numbers reflect the success of conservation efforts and are a result of improved rhino protection measures and management of habitat. The census was led by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), and supported by WWF and the National Trust for Nature Conservation. WWF provided both technical and financial support. Positive results, but conservation efforts must increase The result of the rhino ce...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2011/WWFPres...

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