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गृहपृष्ठNepalResearch study to be conducted on rise of rhino deaths

Research study to be conducted on rise of rhino deaths


Chitwan: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) and National Trust for Nature Conservation are preparing to carry out a research study on the increasing natural deaths of rhinos in the park.

According to CNP conservation officer Prem Narayan Kandel, they are beginning the study process by forging coordination with the Trust.  The western region of the national park has lately been witnessing frequent deaths of the one-horned animal. 

The CNP has made initiatives to carry out the research after eight rhinos were found dead within two months. Of them, one was found dead due to poaching while others had died due to natural causes. 

43 rhinos had died last year due to natural causes. The most  common causes of rhino deaths are reported as being stuck in swamp, washed away by floods, and encounters with each other. 

Human constructed embankments and ponds constructed for irrigation purposes are also causes of rhino deaths. 





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