19 Mar '12, 5pm

Wildlife corridor key to conserving tigers, rhinos in Nepal

Wildlife corridor key to conserving tigers, rhinos in Nepal

Happy rhino news: no rhinos poached in Nepal last year (01/10/2012) As rhinos again fell to poachers in record numbers in 2011, there was one bright-spot: Nepal. Not a single rhino was killed by poachers in the Himalayan nation, home to an estimated 534 greater one-horned rhinos (Rhinoceros unicornis), categorized as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List. Conservationists celebrated at Chitwan National Park, which holds the vast majority of the country's rhinos. In spite of poaching, Nepal's rhino population on the rise (04/27/2011) Good news for rhinos is rare recently, but a new census shows that Nepal's one-horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis ) population has increased by 23% since 2008 even in the face of poaching. In total 534 rhinos survive in Nepal, a rise of 99 individuals from 3 years ago. Massive forest loss spurs Nepal to ban logging for two months (06/23/2010) Nepal h...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0319-hance_tcs_barandabhar....

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