Nepal often celebrates zero poaching year of rhinos, a year of no rhino deaths due to illegal poaching of the endangered animal. However, there are ups and downs along the way. While we read news of people who are on the run or who have been captured, we hear very little from those that were involved. We never hear their side of the story. In this video from ENSIA produced by Rajneesh Bhandari, we see a human face and voice behind the poaching and discover what led them to the killing of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros.
The video is a tremendously sad viewing that brings to question many things from the state of the country, our diverse groups, poverty, access to education and information. What did they get for their involvement? Nrs 2000 only. It is distressing to know how little some have in Nepal (and the world) and how easy it is to prey on those in the most difficult of circumstances.
Let me know what you think would be a solution or your point of view is. I’d love to see a different perspective in this situation.