Anthrax virus suspected in Koshi Tappu

August 13, 2019 20:45 pm

ITAHARI, Aug 13: Traces of Anthrax virus has been found in Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve. Anthrax can be found naturally in soil and commonly affects domestic and wild animals around the world and it is found for the first time here.

Call of the wild

June 16, 2019 01:30 am

Every human being has a responsibility toward nature as we exist only due to the gifts that nature has bestowed on us

DHADING, April 19: Although the transaction of livestock is allowed, it is not legal to give any kind of torture to animals while taking them from one place to another. However, buffaloes and goats that are delivered to Kathmandu and other cities from Dhading are treated inhumanely by traders.

The end of the tigers?

April 17, 2019 09:00 am

Over the past 500 years, hundreds animals’ species have become extinct – they have disappeared from Earth for ever. In many cases this is because the animals have been haunted by humans, or the areas where they lived have been destroyed.

In Pictures: Wildlife up close

April 5, 2019 10:46 am

Sagar Giri has been a wildlife photographer for nearly four years now and although he isn’t a full time photographer, he is passionate about what he does. Having grown up with his zoologist father, Giri spent a large chunk of his childhood outdoors.

POKHARA, March 14: It has been revealed that not a single animal which perished during a heavy snowfall in Mustang few days ago was insured.

GENEVA, Jan 4: Switching from beef to alternative proteins could save millions of lives and dramatically slash greenhouse gas emissions, the World Economic Forum said Thursday.

RUSSIA, Dec 28: A lion that escaped from an airport, a crocodile found at a rubbish dump and an elk attacked by stray dogs -- all these animals have found refuge in an unusual private shelter in Russia.

Five animals that can regenerate

November 25, 2018 16:39 pm

Lost tails and broken hearts can be fixed – and one creature can even eat without a mouth

You may have assumed that most major cosmetics companies were on board with alternatives to cruelty to animals, but there are some that still pay to poison and kill. It isn’t always easy to know which brands are completely cruelty-free. For instance, L’Oréal, which doesn’t test on animals in the United States, pays for deadly testing in China, where archaic and painful experiments on animals are required for cosmetics.

BANKE, Aug 4: Protection and conservation of wildlife continues to become a challenge in Banke national park with the East-West highway and the Sikta irrigation project canal passing through the park.

KATHMANDU, July 22: The never-ending debate on whether animals should be held in captivity or let free has been a subject of arguments among animal rights activists, and park officials. In Nepal, the Central Zoo is the only authorized body that scrutinizes the status of animals in captivity.

KATHMANDU, June 26: On June 14, at about 3:30 in the morning, Kiran Shrestha, 18, and Sundar Khadka, 21, were travelling on a motorbike from Thimi to Sallaghari when they suddenly encountered a cow lying prostrate in the middle of the road.

KATHMANDU May 9: The Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ) has appealed to the stakeholders concerned to take stern actions by probing into the aquatic animal's destruction along with fish in Andhikhola (river) near Galyang of Syangja district.

WASHINGTON, March 23:  Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports on biodiversity.

KATHMANDU, Dec4: The opening ceremony of the 10th Asia For Animals Conference was held on Monday at Hotel Yak & Yeti, Durbar Marg. The Asia for Animals Coalition brought together 23 of the world’s leading animal welfare organizations who shared major focus on improving conditions for animals in Asia.

Have mercy on animals

December 4, 2017 00:30 am

Raising and killing of animals are becoming one of the greatest exploitative industries in the world. Nepal is a minor player due to our culture and religion.

Having a pet can be a stressful and exhausting experience. No matter how trying your pet is, you will always love them. Here are just five ways to show them how much.

TIKAPUR, August 4: At least two dozens of domesticated animals were killed in Ward-10 of Ghodaghodi  Municipality in Kailali as the flood faced by the Kandra river flowed through the human settlement area earlier today.

Wild animals know no borders

July 30, 2017 07:33 am

CHITWAN/MAHENDRANAGAR, July 29: Tigers don’t recognize boundaries nor are patriotic. They are wild and for them jungle is their home - be it Nepali or India. Officials at the Chitwan National Park (CNP) say that it is common among wildlife on both sides of border to travel across the borders. “Tigers are wild animals. They are not bound to human made borders,” said Baburam Lamichhane, a senior officer at the CNP.

CHITWAN, July 21: The number of casualties due to attack by wild animals in Chitwan National Park and buffer zones is increasing.

ITAHARI, March 21: Lalo Mandal, 50, of Kuswaha-4, Sunsari, who was attacked by a wild elephant that had strayed into his village from the Koshi Tappu wildlife Reserve (KTWR) a month ago, succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Nepal imported live animals worth around Rs 3.59 billion in the Fiscal Year 2015/16.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Lawmakers have expressed reservations about the Bill formulated to amend the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 2029 proposing a provision allowing wild animals to be raised as pets.

KATHMANDU, June 30: All confiscated body parts and trophies of endangered animals from across the country have been sent to Tikauli and Kasara of Chitwan district for DNA barcoding.

CHITWAN, June 26: Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Agni Prasad Sapkota today inspected the storage of body parts of various wild animals in the Armed Forest Guard Training Centre at Tikauli and Chitwan National Park Office in Chitwan.

CHITWAN, June 25: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has started carrying out health test of other dead animals for the first time after tuberculosis was found on a dead rhino last year.

BHAKTAPUR, June 19: The District Livestock Office, Bhaktapur, Livestock Welfare Society, Help Animal India and Vet for Your Pet have jointly installed the reflectors on the stray animals along the Kathmandu-Bhaktapur road section.