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World Nepal: The rhinoceros population has increased, a "new enthusiasts" for the species

20:55  12 april  2021
20:55  12 april  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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the conservation and protection efforts of this vulnerable species have paid since 2015

Rhinocéros, illustration. © David Tanecek / AP / SIPA rhinoceros, illustration. Animals - The conservation and protection efforts of this vulnerable species have paid since 2015

The population of Rhinoceros has increased by more than 100 individuals in the last six years in Nepal , said this Saturday the Department of National Parks and the protection of wildlife. She went from 645 individuals in 2015 to 752 today.

This rise "is a new enthusiastic, said Sunday the spokesman for the department. But challenges remain, in particular to increase the habitat areas of this animal to allow this growth to continue.

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- The cross (@lacroix) april 12, 2021 A three-week census

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thousands of rhinoceros to a horn once populated the Nepalese plains. The destruction of their habitat and poaching have dropped their population to a hundred in the 1960s. Since 1994, Nepal has made a census of this species, considered vulnerable by the International Union every five years. The conservation of nature.

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The Census of 2020 had to be postponed because of the

Coronavirus . This year, he mobilized 250 people who traveled the parks for nearly three weeks, overlapping nearly 60 elephants . Counting has been done using GPS, binoculars and cameras. During the census, a master elephant was attacked and killed by a tiger. Focusing always murderer

The Global Fund for Nature (

WWF ), which provides financial and technical assistance for the census, sees on the rise of the population an "important step" for Nepal. "The general growth of the population is a reflection of habitat protection and management efforts by the authorities," said WWF representative in Nepal in a statement.

In total, 26 rhinoceros died in Nepal last year, four due to poaching, according to the Nepalese authorities. Poaching is powered by strong horns in Asia, where they are used in traditional medicine. The rhinoceros horn is nevertheless composed mainly of keratin, like human nails.

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Nepal's rhino population soars amid COVID-19 closures .
The population has reached its highest number in decades amid travel restrictions.The nation's count of endangered one-horned rhinoceros has increased by more than 100 over the past six years. Officials are hailing the rise a "conservation milestone.

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