Poop, photos and genes: Evidence extends Kashmir musk deer’s presence to Nepal

Kathmandu,April 18 A study has identified the musk deer, found in the Mustang region of Nepal, as the Kashmir musk deer and established it as a new species record from Nepal. The identification of the Kashmir musk deer from Nepal, earlier believed to be the alpine musk deer, has extended the deer species’ range from India, Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan to western Nepal. Two other lineages from central Nepal are identified as Himalayan musk deer, representing a species complex...

Nepal to Build ‘Heritage Trail’ Connecting Hanuman Dhoka and Swayambhunath

Kathmandu,April 18 : Nepal, the land of Heritage sites, is gearing up to connect the famous Swayambhunath Temple with the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. A 2 km long rail is being laid between the two tourism destinations. The plan for the same will be announced on the occasion of the World Heritage Day on April 18, 2019. In view of the Heritage Trail plan’s official announcement, a rally will be conducted starting from Bhuikhel via Swoyambhu and will end...

MUSTANG Monarchy, Monk, Monastery

Kathmandu,April 18 : With its unique topography, culture and religion, Upper Mustang has a special place in Nepal and the world. Written in numbers of book and visited by numbers of travelers, it is where, on a few occasions, one can find a great opportunity to see monarchy, monk and monastery together. Thanks to Dr. Hide’s support, a young artist Tsering Phonjo Gurung from Mustang was able to bring all the important parts of Mustang at the Taragaun Museum...

SAARC Secretary General Sial Opens Regional Consultations On Fish Culture

Kathmandu,April 17 : Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), addressed the Inaugural Session of the “Regional Consultation on Fish Culture in Cages and Pens in Reservoirs, Lakes, Rivers and Marine Waters for Aquaculture Diversification in South Asia” in Pokhara this morning. The Regional Consultation, which was organized by the SAARC Agriculture Centre in collaboration with the Government of Nepal, was attended by the representatives of all the Member States. In...

Nepal Yak Festival 2019 Promotes Eco-tourism

Kathmandu,April 17 : In a move promoting conservation of wildlife, eco-tourism and cross border tourism, Nepal hosted a 3rd Yak Festival in Charrate of Falelung Rural Municipality on April 13, 2019. Nepal Tourism Board and other local government bodies supported the event. One has to reach an altitude of 3,340 meters above sea level to have a glimpse of this annual festival. The festival presents herds of yaks to hundreds of tourists with most of them from India as the venue...

No rhino census this year as Nepal runs short of funds for survey

Kathmandu,April 12 A planned census of Nepal’s greater one-horned rhinoceros will not take place this year due to a lack of funds. Revenue from ticket sales at national parks is divided between the government’s general budget and funds to support local communities, leaving wildlife officials dependent on donors to finance activities like the census. This year’s census was believed to be particularly critical because large numbers of Nepal’s rhinos are dying due to unexplained or natural causes, prompting questions...

Fish Species Are Under A Threat In Nepali Rivers

Kathmandu,April 12 : ADB’s Country Director for Nepal Mukhtor Khamudkhanov expressed the hope that a study report on impact of dams and fish in the rivers of Nepal will open the door for more discussion and extensive research on this important topic. Adresssing a dissimination seminar of a study Impact of Dams on Fish in the Rivers of Nepal ADB’s Country Dirctor Mukhtor Khamudkhano said that the study will contribute to save endangered species of the Himalayan rivers. “A...

NY Art Exhibition Highlights Nepal’s Mithila Art for SDGs

Kathmandu,April 11 : In a step highlighting Nepal’s cultural significance, Nepal’s Permanent Mission to UN in New York and Mithila Festival in US jointly organized an art exhibition on April 09, 2019. The exhibition titled ‘Art for SDGs: the Mithila Heritage’ was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York. #NepalinNY Speaking on the occasion, Nepal’s UN Representative Amrit Bahadur Rai highlighted the significance of Mithila Art in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its relevance to the current...

Rhino Census Stopped Due To Adequate Budget

Kathmandu,April 11 : As per the rule, there need to count rhino in every four years. However, the census of the one-horned rhinos has postponed this fiscal year due to a budget crunch. As the government did not allocate any budget for the census of the endangered species this year, Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation Department could not conduct the census. . The last counting was done in 2015 Although researchers tried to search for donors, they...

The Buddha – Life, Journey and Significance

Kathmandu,April 10 : Many of us are not Buddhists or don’t even follow the principles of Buddhism but almost all of us have a Buddha statue adoring the entrances of our homes, on our office desks, on our study tables or any other place that we spend most of our time. Well, the aura of the Buddha is such that he brings into our homes, office space and educational institutions all things good –fortune, positive vibes, protection, peace and...

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