Tigers and rhinos had been nearly poached to extinction in Nepal – now their numbers are on the rise. We ask how they did it and at what price.
Within the Nineteen Sixties, Nepal’s one-horned rhino inhabitants had plummeted to lower than 100, with poachers threatening it with extinction.
But Nepal’s newest rhino census reveals one thing exceptional – the variety of rhinos has grown to 752.
The rise is attributed to one of many world’s hardest anti-poaching approaches, blended with modern community-based conservation efforts.
And this success just isn’t restricted to the rhino – with the Himalayan nation near tripling its tiger inhabitants in 2022.
101 East investigates one of many biggest conservation success tales in Asia and asks whether it is sustainable.