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Soldiers versus Poachers - Animal Protection in Nepal

Worldwide, there are only about 3200 tigers still living in the wild. Their numbers have dropped sharply in Nepal as well. Now the country is doing its best to protect its remaining tigers.

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Army patrols are cracking down on poachers using modern technology such as camera traps and drones to monitor stocks. Between 2005 and 2008, Nepal lost about 30 percent of its tigers, mainly through poaching to supply the demand for bones and skins in China and Tibet. Since 2009 Nepal's tiger population has grown again - by 63 percent.