Medicinal herbs pocket area in all seven provinces

Kathmandu,June 19 : Nepal government is establishing pocket areas in all seven provinces in order to conserve and preserve medicinal herbs. Government program started from Karnali Province last year and has been taking it to other provinces.

Vayu Cyclone To Bring Rain In Nepal

Kathmandu,June 13 : Developed in India very severe Cyclone Vayu To bring moderate rain in Nepal. According to meteorologist, Vayu will have a little impacts in Nepal but there will likely to have rain in many parts of Nepal. At a time when Western Disturbance continues, the Vayu will likely to impact further. According to Metrological Forecasting Division, there will be partly to generally cloudy throughout the country. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning likely to occur at...

Nepal’s first wildlife ambulance comes into operation

Ratnanagar, June 12 An ambulance has been mobilised for rescuing the injured or sick wild animals right from their natural habitat, for the first time in Nepal. The National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) purchased the ambulance taking advantage of the customs rebate. The NTNC informs that the ambulance has been brought for use of Wildlife Hospital that in Sauraha in Chitwan National Park. The NTNC Sauraha office’s officiating chief Ram Kumar Aryal says the ambulance cost Rs 2.5...

Govt’s plan can ruin biodiversity warn conservationists

Kathmandu,June 10 : Nepal government’s plan to introduce tourism activities inside protected parks of the country for revenue generation has alarmed conservationists who say such interventions could cause massive degradation of biodiversity. The government has drafted a new working procedure with a view to promoting and regulating tourism inside all the protected areas of the country. The new working procedure will pave the way for entrepreneurs to enter the conservation areas where they will provide jungle safari, ultra-running, cycling,...

Population of birds up at Ghodaghodi Lake

Kathmandu,June 09 : Number of birds has increased at Ghodaghodi Lake here. The lake which is a Ramsar site is also the habitat of the endangered birds. Vice-Chairperson of the Ghodaghodi Tourism Board, Dayaram Chaudhary, said that birds of 299 species were found at the pond this year. Census of birds is carried out across the world in the first week of January, every year. The lake has been enlisted in the list of Ramsar sites.  Out of 2,563...

Snow leopard photographed in Dolakha

Kathmandu,June 06 : officials of the Gaurishankhar Conservation Area have revealed photographs of a snow leopard, confirming the animal’s presence in the forests of Dolakha. Snow leopards are on the endangered species list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The stills were captured on a camera trap installed at Lapchi Valley in Bigu Rural Municipality-1, which is inside the Gaurishankar Conservation Area, on November 11, 2018. The images show a snow leopard in midwalk with his...

Decentralised water management is the future of South Asia

Kathmandu,June 05 : As the public sector struggles to provide water in South Asia, a bustling start-up industry is stepping in, but these entrepreneurs need to understand the complexity of what they are addressing Water management is arriving, if it has not already, at a crossroads where long-established and successful approaches are deemed inadequate in meeting the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal targets. Large-scale, centralised infrastructure, which was the hallmark approach to water management in the last two centuries, has...

World Environment Day Celebrating Today

Kathmandu,June 05 : Today is World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5 every year to stress on the importance of our active participation in environmental conservation, World Environment Day emphasizes on sustainable living in this age of indiscriminate waste production. This year, the theme is ‘Air Pollution’. Air pollution has claimed the premature deaths of seven million people each year, including 600,000 children, according to a UN Special Rapporteur on environment and human rights.  Of this, approximately four million...

Evening rains likely to continue for next three-four days

Kathmandu,June 2–Thunderstorm accompanied with winds has been predicted in some areas of the hilly and eastern Tarai regions for the next few days, despite partly to generally cloudy throughout the country. According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, wind carrying water vapor originated from the Bay of Bengal that entered Nepal via the eastern region has triggered evening rains for few days and this condition will continue for some days. Thunderstorm accompanied with lighting after afternoon has been possible for next...

Black necked cranes face plastic threat in Bhutan

Kathmandu,May 30 : Bhutan reinforced its 20-year old ban on plastics in April this year. First introduced on the 25th year of the reign of the fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the ban has been only partially successful. Part of the reason is that it was never comprehensive, and did not apply to goods packaged in Bhutan, only for single use plastic bags. Even this was poorly implemented. The new phase of implementation will penalise shopkeepers for offering plastic bags,...

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