Greater One-Horned Rhino Conservation in Nepal
ZSL has a long conservation history in Nepal, with projects including the setup of veterinary clinics in the community buffer zones of Chitwan National Park. Learn more about how ZSL contributes to the conservation of the One Horned Rhino in Nepal.
Community education and public awareness
No conservation project is successful without the support of people. NTNC community officers will be visiting villages in the national park buffer zones, to give interactive education to both the children and adults. Find out what this work hopes to achieve.
Raising awareness for Rhino conservation through a community theatre initiative
ZSL along with its Nepalese partner National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) has been pioneering the use of innovative methods to reach out to local communities and spread the conservation message in Nepal.
EarthBeat, as a part of its artistic collaboration with ZSL and NTNC and supported by the Darwin Initiative and a PTES grant, showcased the plight of the greater one horned rhino and the importance of conservation through a performance by Salil Subedi Kanika, a contemporary Nepali performance artist in partnership with local artistes in rural Nepal.
Their performance "Horn of Shame" spread the conservation message loud and clear and was a huge success. Read Salil Subedi's article here.
Threats to rhinos and their habitat
From poaching and the destruction of grassland, to human-wildlife conflict and invasive weeds - threats to the species and their habitat are vast. For more information on how these issues widely affect the One-Horned Rhinos, see here
In May 2007, DNWPC and NTNC Nepal, with advice from ZSL, carried out a rhino count to estimate the total number of rhino in Bardia NP. Read more about the rhino count
The Zoological Society of London works on a number of projects throughout the year. As a charity, we welcome all donations, large or small. You can choose to donate to the ongoing work of ZSL as a whole organisation or choose a specific conservation project. Find out more information here
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Numbers in Chitwan National Park increased from its lowest number of 100 animals in the late 1960s to 544 in 2000. This has allowed the translocation of rhinos out of Chitwan to populate the other two National Parks between 1986 and 2003. Discover more about rhino translocation
Greater One-Horned Rhino Facts
Do you think you now know all there is to know about One-Horned Rhinos? We present a range of facts that are sure to get you thinking!
Anti poaching Task Force
Some of the most significant threats to the long term survival of endangered species such as greater one horned rhinos and tigers are habitat loss and degradation and losing precious members of the gene pool to poaching.
Poaching is a serious threat to these magnificent species due to the demand for their body parts on the international market.
Intensive monitoring on a regular basis that was put in place during the course of Darwin Initiative project in partnership with ZSL, Nepal’s premier conservation organization National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) has been extremely effective in halting poaching of rhinos providing useful lessons in other rhino and tiger range regions.
ZSL is assisting NTNC and DNPWC with strengthening anti poaching measures with the creation of a Anti poaching Task Force (APTF) using the lessons learnt from Bardia National Park