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Nepal hits anti-poaching milestone

  • Poachers in Kenya recently killed four rhinoceroses but no one poached in a span of one year in Nepal. The World Wildlife Fund reports that no elephants or tigers were killed either. 

    Nepal celebrated its second poach-free year this March and the World Wildlife Fund applauded the efforts of the police and army in making it a possibility. 

    Reports suggest that there were 198 tigers in national parks, which is a big increase from 121 in 2009. The rhino population saw a significant increase as well when compared to the population three years earlier. 

    "There is very much a zero-tolerance attitude to wildlife crime, whereby justice is often swift and harsh," a consultant said. 

     

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