RHINO POACHING INCREASES

 
Published: Tuesday 31 August 1993

A RISE in poaching has threatened one-horned rhinoceroses in the Royal Chitwan National Park and the Royal Bardiya Wildlife Reserve along the Indian border. International groups are increasingly using traps and poisons to gather the rhinoceros horn, which fetches $25,000 per kg, according to a Panos report.

Tirtha Man Maskey, director general of the department of national parks and wildlife conservation, however, say this may change as local people are being mobilised to protect wildlife against poaching.

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