Sabita Shrestha and Nirmal Ghimire

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CNP in crisis as Nepal eyes record on tiger population

Published On: July 30, 2019 08:14 AM NPT By: Sabita Shrestha and Nirmal Ghimire

CHITWAN/BARDIYA, July 30: Nepal might be inching closer to setting a record by doubling its tiger population, but Chitwan National Park, once famed for tigers, is in a middle of crisis.  With shrinking habitat, declining prey and rise in human-wildlife conflict, the endangered tigers are dying in a record number.