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
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
Police estimate that there are between 300,000 to 400,000 people in Nepal who are addicted to drugs. Around 20 percent of the drug addicts are young people.
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.
Drug abusers in Nepal spend up to $1 Million (90 Million Nepalese Rupees) on illegal drugs within the country each year, according to Narcoon Nepal.
Sellers of counterfeit passports in Mumbai, India sell the fake India passports on the black market for $294 (15,000 Indian Rupee). Along with Mumbai, police report that many counterfeit passports are created in Nepal as well.
Pangolin organs can be bought in Nepal at prices of $413 per kilogram (30,000 Nepalese Rupees). When the organs are smuggled and trafficked in Tibet, the same organs are sold for $1,100 (80,000 Nepalese Rupees).
According to court cases, human traffickers sell Nepali women to brokers in Mumbai, India at prices of $975 (45,000 Indian Rupees). The women were then trafficked into the Middle East.
Illegal logging in Nepal destroyed an estimated 100,000 hectares of forest in the first several months of 2010.
Human traffickers who have bought Nepalese women and girls and force them to work in the prostitution industry as able to earn up to $250,000.