Asian countries commit to achieve zero poaching
Posted on 06 February 2015
Governments in Asia have committed to swift action to stamp out poaching at a landmark meeting on how to protect their wildlife.Governments in Asia have committed to swift action to stamp out poaching at a landmark meeting on how to protect their wildlife. Thirteen countries attended the symposium Towards Zero Poaching in February in Nepal and agreed to key actions including improved cooperation and management, plus adoption of a zero poaching toolkit.
A fugitive Nepalese poacher has been extradited to Nepal after his arrest in Malaysia on an INTERPOL warrant, to face a 15-year sentence for rhino poaching and trafficking. Capture of Rajkumar Praja in January, two years after fleeing Nepal, is a highlight in the fight against wildlife crime - his criminal gang is thought responsible for killing 19 rhino in Chitwan National Park.
Original article posted on: 06.02.15 Updated on: 23.03.15