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August 18, 2015

Rhino Population Increase and Yet Another 365 Days of Zero Poaching

Nepal Quarterly Newsletter, April-June 2015

Recently, Nepal announced some positive news from the recent rhino census: a 21 percent increase in the population, and zero poaching instances between May 4, 2014 and May 3, 2015.

 

RHINO POPULATION UP, RHINO POACHING DOWN

According to a press release from Nepal’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), in the last four years, the population of greater one-horned rhinos has increased by 21 percent, from 534 to 645 rhinos, and poaching has dropped even more significantly, with only one rhino killed in 2012 and one in early 2014. These numbers were verified during a recent official census performed by the Government of Nepal, with financial support from USAID through the Hariyo Ban (Green Forest) program.

June 19, 2015

USAID Nepal’s Family Planning Service Strengthening Program aims to strengthen the accessibility and availability of comprehensive family planning (FP) services to the people of Nepal.

June 12, 2015

USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) transitions to a field office. Relief agencies continue monsoon season preparations in earthquake-affected areas as heavy rains begin in eastern Nepal. USAID/OFDA commits additional funding to assist earthquake-affected populations in Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk districts.

June 4, 2015

The UN issues a revised flash appeal for Nepal, requesting $422 million to assist 2.8 million people through September 2015. USAID/OFDA commits $300,000 to Handicap International (HI) to support physical rehabilitation services for 1,500 injured persons.

May 28, 2015

Meteorologists forecast that monsoon rains will begin in Nepal in early June. With USAID/FFP support, the UN World Food Program (WFP) reaches more than 1.8 million earthquake-affected people with food assistance. USAID/OFDA commits $500,000 to the UN World Health Organization (WHO) to support health interventions.

May 26, 2015

Relief agencies report 2.8 million Nepalis in need of humanitarian assistance. Delivering relief supplies in advance of monsoon season remains an earthquake response priority. USAID/OFDA provides an additional $4 million to support earthquake response efforts.

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This 2014 wall calendar produced by USAID Nepal with the theme "Building a Resilient Nepal" showcases some of the strong, resilient people and communities who have eagerly embraced the opportunity to provide a better future for themselves and their families.

Last updated: August 19, 2015

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