24 Apr '11, 8am

Nepal's rhino numbers recovering after war: study: KATHMANDU - THE number of rhinos living wild in Nepal has ri...

Thousands of one-horned rhinos once roamed the plains of Nepal and northern India, but their numbers plunged over the past century due to poaching and human encroachment of their habitat. The animals are poached for their horns, which are prized for their reputed medicinal qualities in China and southeast Asia. A single horn can sell for tens of thousands of dollars on the international black market, and impoverished Nepal's porous borders, weak law enforcement and proximity to China have made the country a hub for the illegal trade. -- AFP

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straitstimes.com 25 Apr '11, 12am

The number of rhinos living wild in Nepal has risen above 500 for the first time since a civil war that led to rampant poa...