EVEREST BASE CAMP, May 14: Everest is the ultimate mountaineering "trophy", but the rising number of inexperienced climbers attempting to tackle the summit are running huge risks to reach the top of the world.

MYAGDI, August 28: Locals of Gurja in Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality until recent used to hunt the endangered red pandas due to lack of awareness and identification.  Later, conservation campaigns conducted by various organizations made them realize the importance this rare species.

NAWALPARASI, Dec 10: Himalayan gorals, one of the charms of Mahabharat mountain range, used to be widely hunted by locals in the past. Meat of these innocent animals would lure hunters to the forest. In those days finding hunters with guns on their back was not very hard.