District Forest Office, Rupandehi has filed case against 16 people against rhino poaching and rhino horn trade. Arrestees have told investigation team that rhino was poached last July in Chitwan National Park. #rhino #nepal #poaching #wildlife
— Pragati Shahi (@greeningplanet) June 30, 2018
The case referenced above in the tweet by Pragati Shahi on 30 June 2018 is being followed up by WildTiger. According to information received the poaching incident occurred during a claimed ‘Zero Poaching’ (rhino) year by Nepal authorities. Currently seven of the 16 people accused are in custody while 9 are at large.
WildTiger is also collaborating with the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in response to EIA findings of use of leopard bones by registered businesses in China. There is concern that leopard bones have been illegally sourced from India and Nepal where the Indian leopard (panthera pardus fusca) is suffering from intense poaching.
— Environmental Investigation Agency (@EIA_News) July 2, 2018
When appropriate WildTiger will have updates on these cases as well as others being followed up.