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April 05, 2020 - Gulf Times

Nepal sees surge in wildlife poaching due to Covid-19 lockdown

Nepal sees surge in wildlife poaching due to Covid-19 lockdown
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Poachers in Nepal are taking advantage of slack monitoring and sparse public movement during the Covid-19 lockdown, with the country seeing a surge in killing of wildlife under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials say that an elephant and three crocodiles have been killed since the country went into lockdown on March 24, a period which also saw a deadly encounter between poachers and wildlife rangers.

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