Tibetan Antelope Wools Seizures in Nepal

Between January and February 2013, police in Nepal broke up a smuggling ring where they recovered 1,580 kilograms of Tibetan Antelope Wools. Police and wildlife officials estimate that at least 10,000 endangered Tibetan Antelopes were killed in order to produce that much wool. Source:  “Nepal busts wild animal parts smuggling racket,” Gulf Times, February 22,… Continue reading Tibetan Antelope Wools Seizures in Nepal

Government Estimates of Addicts in Kathmandu

According to a government report, there are an estimated 46,000 people in Nepal who are addicted to illegal drugs. Out of that total, 17,000 of the drug addicts are located in Kathmandu. The number of estimated drug addicts in Nepal vary greatly. Aside from the government estimate, an NGO estimates that there are around 150,000 drug addicts… Continue reading Government Estimates of Addicts in Kathmandu