Climate & Environment

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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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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