ONE-HORNED RHINOS IN THE HIMALAYAN REGION
EMERGING THREAT TO ONE-HORNED RHINOS
The Greater One-horned Rhinoceros is one of Asia’s most iconic endangered species. Tremendous efforts and resources have been invested to protect their critical habitat, reduce wildlife trade and poaching, and educate communities about the importance of preserving endangered wildlife in Nepal. In fact, Nepal is successfully controlling poaching, and protecting their critical habitat however, an emerging threat to their survival is disease.
All species, including people and rhinos, are at risk for tuberculosis. VIEW and partners discovered the first case of a wild Asian one-horned rhino with tuberculosis. VIEW helped to build and implement the groundwork for training, investigating, and providing the infrastructure necessary to make this novel discovery as well as a sustainable framework for other key discoveries.