Nepal leads by example on wildlife conservation

WWF Living Planet Report sounded the alarm, last September, when it revealed that Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years due to irresponsible human activity. Damaged ecosystems and shrinking biodiversity constitute a devastating trend for all of humanity as we ultimately depend on natural resources for survival. A glimmer of hope is being provided by Nepal, a tiny nation that has aggressively been taking conservation measures. To date, 23% of Nepal’s total landmass in under protection, including over 6,000 square km brought into conservation between 2002 and 2010 with the support of local communities. Nepal now ranks in the world’s top 20 of nations with the highest percentage of protected land. Rising populations of endangered tigers and one-horn rhinoceros are a telling sign of Nepal’s successful conservation strategies. And they hint at what’s possible when political will leads the charge.

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Nepal leads by example on wildlife conservation

WWF Living Planet Report sounded the alarm, last September, when it revealed that Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years due to irresponsible human activity. Damaged ecosystems and shrinking biodiversity constitute a devastating trend for all of humanity as we ultimately depend on natural resources for survival. A glimmer of hope is being provided by Nepal, a tiny nation that has aggressively been taking conservation measures. To date, 23% of Nepal’s total landmass in under protection, including over 6,000 square km brought into conservation between 2002 and 2010 with the support of local communities. Nepal now ranks in the world’s top 20 of nations with the highest percentage of protected land. Rising populations of endangered tigers and one-horn rhinoceros are a telling sign of Nepal’s successful conservation strategies. And they hint at what’s possible when political will leads the charge.

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