Kathmandu: Nepal is all set to conduct a Rhino census in its national parks and their surroundings in the country from March 14.
Bishnu Prasad Shrestha, information officer of the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Department, said that census preparation has been taken forward and census will start from Chitwan National Park. He added that the Department has allocated Rs 11 million for the counting of rhinos. The department is organizing a special training program for a technical team of over 50 participants in the first week of March and the census would start from March 14.
The official said they are planning to start the counting from Chitwan and Parsa national parks in the first phase, while the second phase might cover the block of Bardia and Shuklaphanta national parks.
Besides that, around 30 to 35 elephants will be used for the counting purpose. The officials have planned to accomplish the task in 20 days.
The census will start in the presence of forest minister and secretary, according to the department.