Climate & Environment

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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36 rhino poachers and wildlife parts smugglers on pardon list

The Chitwan District Prison has recommended 36 inmates convicted in rhino poaching and wildlife parts smuggling cases for amnesty.   

RAMESH KUMAR POUDEL, May 20 2019

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Despite action plans and ambitious targets, Nepal lags behind in e-mobility transition

As countries around the world make a pitch to go electric in order to curb carbon emissions released in the atmosphere, Nepal too, at least in principle, has decided to join the call. But when it comes to implementation, the campaigners, environmentalists and even officials and policymakers say in unison: there are challenges galore.

Prahlad Rijal, May 11 2019

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Dadeldhura, once covered with forests, is gradually losing trees

Up until a decade ago, Dadeldhura was almost all lush forest. Over 75 percent of the district was under a cover of the massive Mahabharat forest, which spread for 66 kilometres from Mahakali in the west to the Tele highlands along the Doti border in the east. The Chure forest spread from Mahakali to Kailali. But today, massive deforestation and encroachment by human settlements have destroyed nearly a half of the forests.

DR PANT, May 10 2019

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Prey density declines across tiger bearing parks and forests

According to the survey, the prey densities, significant for maintaining and boosting wildcat population, had decreased from 25.33 to 22.02 prey number in per square kilometre in Parsa National Park.

CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, May 09 2019

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Indian Army ‘discovers’ footprints of the mythical Yeti, inviting ridicule on social media

The Indian Army has finally found footprints of the mythical Yeti, according to a tweet by the Additional Directorate General of Public Information for the Indian Army.

ARPAN SHRESTHA, Apr 30 2019

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Counting of tiger prey species begins in Chitwan, Parsa

Chitwan National Park and Parsa National Park started counting prey species for tigers on Monday.

PRAMITA DHAKAL, Apr 30 2019

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Surreal landscapes and abundant wildlife await visitors at Shuklaphanta National Park

Tucked away in the south-western corner of Nepal, this park is famed for its abundance of deer, tigers, rhinos and other exotic species.

BHAWANI BHATTA, Apr 18 2019

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Endangered Himalayan Vulture found dead

An endangered Himalayan Vulture was found dead at Tantra in Nalgadh Municipality-9, Jajarkot.

Post Report, Apr 16 2019

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Conference of the birds

In mid-June, from a height of nearly 5,000 metres, a gaggling colony of bar-headed geese descended to the Jagdishpur reservoir in Kapilvastu. They were followed by the Eurasian coot, green sandpiper, common greenshank, and temminck’s stint—all migratory birds that travel thousands of kilometres to arrive in the Tarai.

MANOJ PAUDEL, Apr 10 2019

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