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Pratik Bhattarai

The author is a Program Support Assistant at an NGO based in Kathmandu.

Nepal Needs Sustainable Tourism

Published On: May 26, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Pratik Bhattarai

According to the travel guide, LonelyPlanet, Nepal is ranked at the fifth position among the top ten destinations in the world to visit for.

Catastrophic Effects of Uncontrolled Forest Fires

Published On: May 9, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: Pratik Bhattarai

Natural disasters such as forest fires can cause significant damage to both the natural areas and livelihoods. These uncontrolled and rapidly spreading combustions consume the natural fuels of a forest, posing a threat not only to the forest wealth but also to the entire flora and fauna, disturbing the biodiversity, ecology, and environment of the region.

Rising threats of climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Published On: July 28, 2022 05:00 PM NPT By: Pratik Bhattarai

Climate change is affecting every inhabited region across the globe. There has been rapid warming of the climate as a result of human activity over the last 2000 years. The most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change are the least developed countries, like Nepal. It has become increasingly difficult for communities because of unpredictable and extreme weather events, especially those that are already vulnerable to climate stresses.

The increasing needs for environmental conservation

Published On: July 12, 2021 03:02 PM NPT By: Pratik Bhattarai

Environment refers to the complex of physical, chemical and biological factors that act upon an organism or an ecological community; and ultimately determines its form and survival. In other words, the environment is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest; it is the common thing all of us share.

Concern over the increasing death of Rhinos

Published On: October 22, 2020 07:30 AM NPT By: Pratik Bhattarai

A total of 39 rhinos died in the current fiscal year due to some preventable and natural causes and five of them in the recent past two months. This is the highest number of rhino's death from natural causes in a year in the country's history after the armed conflict in the country when poachers had killed 37 rhinos in 2058 BS.

Rooftop farming during COVID- 19 Pandemic

Published On: October 14, 2020 02:30 PM NPT By: Pratik Bhattarai

Though Nepal is an agricultural country, where agriculture is the main source of income, our agricultural products are not even enough for the local population. More than 70 percent of people in Nepal depend on agriculture, primarily for their livelihood.