Monday, December 17, 2012


Poaching and the declining home range have contributed to the decline in the population of Red Panda and leopard. Three person with leopard's hide from Malekhu Bazaar and two wildlife poachers and traders with three pieces of red panda skin have been arrested in Kathmandu. According to the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973, those convicted of poaching endangered red panda face imprisonment of 5 to 15 years or a fine of Rs 50,000 to 100,000 or both.
6 December
Kantipur, Republica, The Himalayan Times

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