No rhinos poached in Nepal last year
"This is the first time in 29 years that Nepal has gone an entire year without a single poached rhino, and it’s a testament to the efforts of the Government of Nepal, WWF and many partners,"
- Barney Long, Asian species expert at WWF
As rhinos again fell to poachers in record numbers in 2011, there was one bright-spot: Nepal. Not a single rhino was killed by poachers in the Himalayan nation, the first poach-free year in 29 years.
Conservationists celebrated at Chitwan National Park, which holds the vast majority of the country's rhinos.
Greater one-horned rhinos in Nepal. Photo courtesy of WWF.