Rhinos in Nepal in 2011

According to the WWF, there were 534 rhinos in Nepal at  the end of 2011. The number was 99 rhinos higher than the 435 figure counted in 2008. The rise in rhinos was attributed to an increase conservation effort by the communities of Nepal and increased security against poaching activities.

Source:  AFP, “Nepal winning battle against rhino poachers,” Google News, May 11, 2012.