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The battle to save Nepal’s wildlife


By: 101 East

Tigers and rhinoceroses nearly became extinct in Nepal due to poaching – now their numbers are on the rise. We ask how they did it and at what cost.

By the 1960s, Nepal’s one-horned rhinoceros population had plummeted to less than 100, driven to extinction by poachers.

Yet the latest rhino census in Nepal reveals something remarkable: the number of rhinos has grown to 752.

The rise is attributed to one of the world’s most stringent anti-poaching approaches, combined with innovative, community-based conservation efforts.

And this success isn’t limited to the rhinoceros — the Himalayan nation is poised to triple its tiger population by 2022.

101 East examines one of Asia’s biggest conservation success stories and questions its sustainability.

Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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