Rhino poacher nabbed

Police have arrested a person for his alleged involvement in rhino poaching in the Chitwan National Park.

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Two held with rhino-horn in Kathmandu

Police on Friday arrested two persons in possession of protected wildlife rhino's horn in Kathmandu district.

Two held with rhino-horn in Kathmandu

Police on Friday arrested two persons in possession of protected wildlife rhino's horn in Kathmandu district.

Alleged rhino poacher nabbed

CHITWAN, September 24: Police have arrested a person for his alleged involvement in rhino poaching in the Chitwan National Park.  The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police held Nange Tamang Lama, 59, at the request of the national park officials. Police confirmed the arrest of Lama, a permanent resident of Mugu district, currently living at Bouddha area in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-6. Information Officer of the Chitwan National Park, Lokendra Adhikari, said that Lama and 14 others had killed a rhino at Badarjhula post of the park a year ago.  Five persons were already held in connection to the case while others are still at large.  Lama is sent to judicial custody in Bharatpur prison.

Rhino found killed in CNP

CHITWAN, August 15: A rhino was found dead recently in the Chitwan National Park (CNP). Its horn was found polled.  The pachyderm of around 20-year-old was traced in morass at Batulichaur of Ghaghar under Madi Bagai sector in the CNP, said the CNP chief conservation officer Ananath Baral, adding that investigations were underway. It might have been killed at least two months ago because its horn was removed and there were like a gunshot wounds in the head, he added.  The gender identity of the dead rhino is still unknown as it had rotted. A joint patrol team of the Nepali Army and CNP employees found the rhino.  Immediately after the finding, a CNP high-level team launched investigation.  In the previous fiscal year, 2020/21, four rhinos were killed by poachers and 28 others died natural death, according to the CNP information officer Lokendra Adhikari. Five rhinos died natural death in one month alone in the current FY, 2021/22.  Despite efforts to control poaching, rhino poaching continued in the CNP.

Rhino found dead in Chitwan National Park

A 20-year-old rhino was found dead in Chitwan National Park last week, near a swamp in Batulichaur of Ghahar. The animal was missing its horn, officials said. The post Rhino found dead in Chitwan National Park appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News.

Male rhino dies in Chitwan National Park

CHITWAN, July 23: A male rhino was found dead around Dhudhaura area in the Chitwan National Park on Thursday. The national park's officials said that the rhino was of around 25-30 years. Information Officer of National Park Lokendra Adhikari said that the rhino could have died in a brawl between the two male rhinos. Adhikari said that rhino's horn and hoof are kept safely. With this, three male rhinos died in Chitwan National Park in the Fiscal Year 2078/079.

Woman injured in rhino attack

CHITWAN, July 14: A woman has been injured in a rhino attack at Ujelinagar in western Chitwan. According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, Sunita Pariyar, 41, of Ujelinagar at Bharatpur metropolitan city has been injured when the rhino attacked her when she was heading towards a local Batuli Pokhari Community Forest to collect grass.  Pariyar has been receiving treatment at Chitwan Medical College, said Police.

Absconding rhino poacher arrested

CHITWAN, June 11: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has arrested a person involved in rhino poaching and smuggling wildlife parts. CNP's Wildlife Poaching Control Unit held Khadka Bahadur Gurung alias Soma and Min Bahadur Gurung from Gaindakot.  CNP Information Officer Lokendra Adhikari said the 32-year-old fugitive from Dhodeni, Gaindakot Municipality-3 faces three cases of his involvement in four poaching incidents inside the park. A joint team of the poaching control special squad, the Nepali Army and the Gaindakot Area Police Office arrested Gurung. CNP claimed that Gurung supplied the firearm used in poaching of rhinoceros and was himself involved in shooting the wild animals on September 1 and 3, 2020. He is accused of killing at least four rhinos entering the Park six times.  Two cases of poaching have been filed against him at the District Court Nawalpur and one case at the District Court Chitwan. Twelve packets of gunpowder, 15 gun bearings and a rod used in muzzle loader have been confiscated from his possession. With Gurung's arrest, CNP has so far arrested 26 poachers and forwarded the process for legal action against them. Among them, 22 are involved in recent incidents of rhino poaching and smuggling of wildlife parts while four are fugitives.

Rhino horn found

CHITWAN, June 10: A rhino horn has been found at Kalika Municipality in eastern Chitwan. Division Forest Office Chitwan's information officer Balkrishna Khanal said the locals informed the Office about the finding of the rhino horn this morning at the Chaturmukhi community forest located at the Municipality's ward number 1. The horn is 8.5 inches long and weighs 445 grammes. The wildlife part has been brought safely to the Forest Office. It will be sent to the Chitwan National Park today itself. The Office suspects that the rhino horn might have broken and dropped when two rhinos had been fighting.

Fugitive involved in Rhino poaching arrested

CHITWAN, May 23: A man on the run since being sentenced to jail after being found guilty of Rhino poaching has been arrested. Sagar Praja known as Birendra Singh, a resident of Kalika municipality in Chitwan was arrested by the Chitwan National Park authorities. He was arrested from Thulechaur of Ghansikuwa in Byas municipality-11 of Tanahu on Friday. Praja was sentenced to 15 years in jail and fined Rs. 100,000 after being found guilty of killing a male Rhino in the park four years ago. He had been on the run ever since. Praja was sentenced on three acts of Rhino poaching and smuggling, said the park information officer Lokendra Adhikari. The park authorities have so far arrested four fugitive involved in wildlife poaching this fiscal year.