Nepal celebrates a year of zero poaching!

Posted on 07 March 2014

WWF honoured the work of nine organizations in Nepal with the WWF Leaders for a Living Planet award for having achieved zero poaching of elephant, rhino and tiger for 12 months.
The organizations recognised include Chitwan and Bardia National Parks and their Buffer Zone Management Committees, the Nepal Army’s Nandabox and Narsinghadal Battalions and Ranadal Company, the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police, and Nepal’s National Trust for Nature Conservation. With huge poaching of these species in other parts of the world, Nepal shows that with determination, poaching can be stopped, wildlife crime curbed, and tourism can benefit. This is the second time Nepal has achieved zero poaching over a 12-month period.

Original article posted: 07.04.14    Updated: 07.04.14

President of WWF Inaternational, Yolanda Kakabadse presenting the award to the member of Bufferzone Management Committee Chitwan National Park Basu Chapagain
© Akash Shrestha / WWF Nepal

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