Climate & Environment

Chitwan National Park builds and restores ponds for rhinos 

Given the number of natural deaths among rhinos, the park has upgraded its ponds and water pits in a bid to stop infighting among themselves. 

RAMESH KUMAR PAUDEL, Jul 16 2019

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Climate scientists gather in Kathmandu as country reels from floods and landslides 

Policymakers and climate scientists hope that the timing of the gathering in Nepal is perfect for drawing global attention to Nepal and the whole region which is highly vulnerable and already witnessing adverse impacts of climate change.

CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, Jul 15 2019

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Chure degradation over the years has worsened floods in Tarai districts

Human activities are to blame for massive flooding down the Chure hills, environmentalists say.

CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, Jul 15 2019

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Elephants aren’t migrating because of construction work, wildlife officials say

‘If the elephants do not use their usual route, it could significantly reduce their population.’

SHANKAR ACHARYA, Jul 09 2019

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Climate change is supporting growth of invasive alien plants in Nepal, study suggests

Increase in invasive plant species can have adverse impacts on the overall ecosystem.

CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, Jul 06 2019

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Forest bill is faulty and it raises questions over ownership: Experts

The bill is a reflection of how the country’s bureaucracy still functions from the centralised mindset, they say

CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, Jul 01 2019

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This is why leopards are entering our cities

Rapid urbanisation and a lack of prey are pushing leopards towards the cities—and humans.

Marissa Taylor, Jun 21 2019

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Government's plan to introduce tourism activities in protected areas alarms conservationists

Jungle safari and adventure sports in national parks may help earn revenue but they can have deleterious impact on biodiversity, experts say

CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, Jun 10 2019

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From high fashion in New York to providing solutions to Kathmandu’s pollution

With its high-tech anti-pollution masks, Tashi Gyalzen Sherpa’s Metro-Mask promises reliable protection against Kathmandu’s severe air pollution

Tsering Ngodup Lama, Jun 02 2019

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Taking back forests from its community users is curtailing their rights, activists

 The new forest bill retains the controversial provision that can retract community forest from user groups

CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, May 27 2019

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Experts call for actions as Nepal’s biodiversity faces imminent threats

Nepal needs a credible assessment of its biodiversity, says one of the authors of a UN report that has warned of widespread extinction of the world’s species

CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, May 26 2019

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Wildlife killings go unchecked

Two deer with critical shrapnel injuries entered Mangalgaun, a settlement in Chandrapur Municipality-1, from Nunthar forest on Saturday evening.

SHIVA PURI, May 20 2019

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