Nepal deploys drones to fight rhino poachers

The horn of a rhinoceros costs as much as US$40,000 per kilo in the international black market.

    Rhino poaching is big business in Nepal, with hundreds killed every year for their valuable horns.
     
    The international demand for these animals is what is keeping the trade and the poachers going. 

    To fight the problem, the country's national parks have started using drone technology to stop the illegal trade.  
     
    Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.