This is how a king pin tiger smuggler ended up in jail

Inspector Sudarshan Panthee, 31, and Sub-Inspector Birendra Singh Johari, 40, last month did something not many police officers in Nepal have managed to do. Panthee and Johari received the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award from the United Nations for their role in arresting notorious wildlife smuggler Kunjok Chhiring Lama in June…

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Nepal’s wildlife watchdogs honoured

Growing up in a Darchula village near the Tibetan border, a young Birendra Singh Johari was no stranger to wildlife crimes.

At teashops and community gatherings, neighbours openly talked about transporting tiger pelts and elephant ivory to traders across the border to China.

“They called it दुइ नम्बरी धन्दा, but it…