Neplal Government’s Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation hosted a five-day anti-poaching symposium called “Towards Zero Poaching in Asia” in country’s capital Kathmandu. The Symposium was co-hosted by World Wide Fund for Nature, Global Tiger Forum, South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network, and National Trust for Nature Conservation. Delegates from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Laos, Russia and many other countries have participated this event.
Diwakar Chapagain, senior wildlife expert at WWF said that Nepal is the only country to have achieved zero poaching through its three C policies – commitment, collaboration and coordination of conservation efforts.
Knowledge is Wealth
- Poaching is the greatest threat to tigers, rhinos, elephants, gorillas and other African and Asian species.
- Poaching is organized by heavily-armed and influential criminal gangs and is estimated to be worth around £11 billion per year.
- Only less than 40 Javan rhinos survive today – they’re probably the rarest mammal in existence.
- Kaziranga National Park in Assam is hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned Rhinoceroses.