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  1. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Police arrest 14 rhino poachers in Nepal, smashing smuggling ring

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the country's national parks. A 14th man was arrested for supplying weapons. Rhino poaching in Nepal carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail and a 100,000-rupee (HK$7,790) fine. Thousands of rhinos once roamed the plains of Nepal, but their numbers have plunged over the past century due to poaching and human encroachment of their habitat. Around 534 rhinos roam Nepal's protected ...

  2. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal begins Bengal tiger census

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 03:08pm by Reuters in Kathmandu

    ... by the Nepali government. Nepal is currently home to 176 of the animals, which are threatened by poaching and habitat loss. The census will take place in several national parks in southern Nepal- ... the number of tigers to 250 in eight years,” Dhakal, also the technical coordinator of the tiger count project, said. “Achieving it looks possible if we can control poaching, protect habitats ...



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