Officials prioritise expanding grasslands in Chitwan park to balance rhino population
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Bharatpur, Aug. 16 -- One-horned rhinos, among other wildlife in Chitwan National Park, previously found roaming in the eastern part of the park have been increasingly migrating to the western part of the park in search of safer habitat and food.
The western part houses many community forests that provide an ideal habitat for wildlife, and because wildlife have been preferring to migrate to the western part of the park, this has led to overcrowding in the area. To tackle this problem, park officials have begun prioritising reviving grasslands in the eastern part of the park to accommodate the growing population of rhinos in the park, and to balance their numbers in the east and the west.
In the last fiscal year, the CNP had upgraded 71 ...
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