Successful reduction in rhino poaching in Nepal

Current initiative

Published January 2019

Greater one-horned rhino grazing

Greater one-horned rhino grazing. Credit: Avijan Saha

Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world and with generally weak governance, has been able to implement a successful rhino conservation programme with the help of local communities.

The poaching and wildlife trade problem

Species affected Greater One-horned Rhino Rhinoceros unicornis

The strategy

Strengthening disincentives for illegal behaviour

Increasing incentives for wildlife stewardship


Improving education and awareness

Organisers, donors and partners

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