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Best News I Heard All Week

The Best News I Heard All Week!

Welcome to Nepal, home of this week’s awesome news.

Nepal has rhinos, tigers, and elephants that live within its borders.

But one thing it doesn’t have is poaching.

PHOTOGRAPH BY GEMUNU AMARASINGHE, AP

PHOTOGRAPH BY GEMUNU AMARASINGHE, AP

Zip. Zilch. Nada.

WHAT????

You read it right. For the year ending February 2014, Nepal had NO incidents of poaching. Add that to 2011 when there were no incidents, and 2012 where one rhino was lost to poaching.

See, Nepal takes poaching seriously.Their Department of Forests, Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) antipoaching staff, the Nepalese army, police and local communities all work together to keep the animals safe. The World Wildlife Fund and the National Trust for Nature Conservation are also providing support.

And it works!

Numbers for these animals have risen, while they continue to be hunted and killed in other countries, such as South Africa.

Tigress with cubs, Chitwan National Park  © Government of Nepal-DNPWC/WWF Nepal

Tigress with cubs, Chitwan National Park
© Government of Nepal-DNPWC/WWF Nepal

That doesn’t mean poaching doesn’t go on in Nepal; It was recently announced that owl poaching is a serious problem there.

But for the large animals that are almost extinct, the news is good. Very good.

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Discussion

18 thoughts on “The Best News I Heard All Week!

  1. That is good news………bravo for Nepal……..!

    Sammy and Mom

    Posted by onespoiledcat | March 16, 2014, 6:35 AM
  2. Thanks for some good news. God bless the people of Nepal who had the good sense to throw out their monarchy!

    Posted by Russell Smith | March 16, 2014, 8:15 AM
  3. Yeah!!!

    Posted by dogdaz | March 16, 2014, 8:34 AM
  4. Woo!!! It is a wonderful to hear that in Nepal, humans works mostly all together to protect their precious large animals. South Africa should learn it from Nepal!

    Posted by eripanwkevin | March 16, 2014, 8:40 AM
  5. good news are the best :o) Enjoy a fabulous sunday :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | March 16, 2014, 8:51 AM
  6. Thats great news!!! thanks for sharing! It’s nice to hear good news about these things once and a while!
    Have a great weekend!

    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | March 16, 2014, 12:02 PM
  7. What fab news. Thanks for making us smile on Sunday!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | March 16, 2014, 12:03 PM
  8. That is such great news Rumpy…now if only other countries would take note of how they achieve this

    Posted by Jo Bryant | March 16, 2014, 1:53 PM
  9. Nepal iz on da rite path Rumpy!! Now dey gotta keep da Owlz safe 😉
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too
    xoxoxo

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | March 16, 2014, 3:56 PM
  10. I love good news!

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | March 16, 2014, 5:40 PM
  11. Thank you for sharing this bit of fantastic-ness! We needed some good news, and this sure did make us smile. 🙂

    Posted by meowmeowmans | March 16, 2014, 7:46 PM
  12. So, what the hell is stopping other countries emulating this fine example?

    Posted by Animalcouriers | March 17, 2014, 3:48 AM
  13. fantastic. one can only hopethis spreads …

    Posted by betunada | March 17, 2014, 11:50 AM

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