Nepal’s Endangered Rhino Population Has Grown By 16%

In positive news, Nepal’s population of endangered one-horned rhinoceros has shown a promising 16% increase over the past six years.

According to the National Rhino Count 2021, the current population of the species stands at 752 individuals compared to the 2015 estimate of 645. The National Rhino Count 2021 took place from March 22 to April 10, and covered rhino range areas within the country—including four national parks such as Chitwan.

The count was led by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, mobilizing over 57 elephants and 350 technicians and trained personnel who did sweeps across jungle areas to document numbers based on a headcount.

Populations estimates are based on individual rhino…

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