World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year to raise awareness and to support action to protect and preserve our environment. With the decision of the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, the first World Environment Day was organized in 1974 with the theme: "Only One Earth". The theme for this year is "Biodiversity", the resources that support life on earth. Colombia will host the World Environment Day in partnership with Germany. The World Environment Day engages people, communities, private sector and governments around the world to take action on critical environmental challenges facing the planet.

Whenever I plan to go somewhere, I always opt for an intensive search about biodiversity of the place, and mostly on birds, as I am a bird lover. I still remember the feeling that I had while visiting Ramsar site for the first time in my life. Ramsar is the only wetland of international importance in Nepal

Road to apocalypse

March 11, 2020 09:13 am

Nepal is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. Major climate stressors here are rising temperatures, increased floods, landslides and droughts. All major rivers, the agricultural lifelines, receive freshwater supply from melting snows and glaciers, and seasonal monsoon rainfall. Changes in the length, intensity and the amount of water flow in these river systems will adversely affect the population, eco-systems and biodiversity. Situation will be dire for majority of Nepal’s population who live in rural areas and survive on small-scale agriculture.

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 22: As Siddharthanangar Municipality in Rupandehi district has no concrete waste management plan, the local government has fixed the Danda River as the dumping site of Bhairahawa, hitting hard the locals living near the river.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: A three-day Southeast Asian Regional Symposium on Microbial Ecology (SARSME 2020) was held in Pokhara with the aim of strengthening microbial ecology research network in Southeast Asia, highlighting the integrated sustainability of environment, biodiversity and the microbes.

Who will manage wetlands?

February 11, 2020 07:29 am

The government needs to consider wetlands management as a top priority. First of all, however, institutional clarity is needed for effective management

Let tigers thrive

November 30, 2019 10:55 am

As long as tigers remain on any other part of earth, there’s hope for humanity. No black hole will be able to swallow earth

Save the wetlands

November 19, 2019 14:06 pm

Nepal’s natural diversity is perhaps exemplary for the whole world. The country has Himalayas, mountains, hills, valleys and the plains all within its small area.  And it is also the country of the wetlands—which include rivers, lakes, swampy rice fields, ponds and waterlogged areas—covering around six percent of Nepal’s surface area.

UNITED NATIONS, April 23: The head for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity pledged Monday "a wide open door" for input form the indigenous community in the next global policy for biodiversity.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: India and Nepal are all set to sign an agreement to cooperate on biodiversity conservation, including the transboundary conservation of species like the Indian rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis), Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) and Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), Indian media reported on Tuesday.

Biodiversity study begins in Lumbini

January 5, 2019 17:58 pm

RUPANDEHI, Jan 5: A biodiversity study has begun targeting Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.

Biodiversity and agriculture

June 3, 2018 00:30 am

We must acknowledge that the agricultural sectors have the potential to contribute to the protection of biodiversity

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Minister for Forests and Soil Conservation Shankar Bhandari today said priority has been given to conservation program at community level to improve bio-diversity conservation and ecosystem.

Prez inaugurates new biodiversity garden

September 22, 2016 20:39 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday inaugurated a new Biodiversity Education Garden inside Godavari's National Botanical Garden.

Genetic resources and biodiversity for food and agriculture