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Rhino population in Nepal grows in conservation boost

Nepal’s population of endangered one-horned rhinoceros has grown by more than a hundred over the past six years, officials said, with campaigners hailing the increase as a conservation “milestone”.

The population rose to 752 across four  in the southern plains, up from 645 in 2015, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation said Saturday.

“The increase of rhinos is exciting news for us,” the department’s information officer, Haribhadra Acharya, told AFP on Sunday.

Read the full news published in phys.org on 11th April 2021 here