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CNP launches campaign for tiger, rhino conservation

Himalayan News Service
Rhinos in Chitwan National Park

Rhinos in Chitwan National Park. Photo: Chitwan National Park/File

Chitwan, April 24

The Chitwan National Park has begun a week-long awareness campaign for the conservation of tigers and one horned rhinos, among other wild animals, from today.

The CNP launched the campaign to celebrate zero poaching year. The national park had marked zero poaching last year as well.

Chief Conservation Officer at CNP Ram Chandra Kandel said the campaign has been launched in coordination with users committees.

The campaign started from Lothar Buffer Zone Users Committee in the east and will end at Kerung Buffer Zone Users Committee in PatihaniKandel informed that there were a total of 22 buffer zone consumers committees.

One rhino was killed in May 2, 2014, but not even a single wild animal has been killed in the national park since. The national park will celebrate zero poaching amidst a special programme if wild animals are not killed in the next week.

Meanwhile, the national park has tightened security around the park. According to the national park, as many as 37 rhinos were killed in the fiscal 2057/58 BS.

The latest counting shows that there are 605 one horned rhinos and 125 spotted tigers in the CNP.

A version of this article appears in print on April 25, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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