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Nepal counts endangered rhinos

Officials hope to find that efforts to curb poaching are paying off.

    The Greater One-horned Rhinoceros are often a target for poachers as their horns fetch huge sums on the Chinese medicine market.

    But Nepal recently had a successful run in conserving this vulnerable species and numbers have gone up significantly in the country's Chitwan National Park.

    Also known as the Asian or Indian One-horned, their population has edged from 408 in 2008 to 503 according to a recent count in April.

    Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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