CHITWAN/BARDIYA, July 30: Nepal might be inching closer to setting a record by doubling its tiger population, but Chitwan National Park, once famed for tigers, is in a middle of crisis.  With shrinking habitat, declining prey and rise in human-wildlife conflict, the endangered tigers are dying in a record number.

KATHMANDU, July 30: With the recent tiger survey putting the number of wild tigers in Nepal at 235, the country is headed toward becoming the first country in the world to double the number of tigers by 2022.

NEW YORK, June 18: India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country in the next eight years, a recently-released report of the United Nations said.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Insurance coverage has reached 18 percent of the total population of the country.

TOKYO, May 4: Japan's government says the country's child population has declined for the 38th year in a row and now at a record low.

HONG KONG, May 2: China can scale a 2023 population peak. A new study suggests the country’s populace may top out in about four years, earlier than expected. That’s disheartening for the likes of Mattel, Lego and education companies. But it also reflects a richer, better-educated nation. That, and a workforce bolstered by employees who stay on longer, may soften the blow.

BANEPA, April 30: Gokul Bajagain, a farmer from Kakre village of Banepa, regrets his decade-old decision to conserve the forest. Back then, forest conservation felt like a very wise act. But now the number of wild animals in the forest have proliferated that the same forest has become a source of worry to him. , and he has no means to address the problem.

Population Distribution by Size.

UNITED NATIONS, April 3: Around 68 percent of the world's population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050, according to a UN report released on Monday.

TOKYO, Jan 17: Japan faces unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as its population of about 126 million ages and declines, the governor of its central bank said Thursday.

SHANGHAI, Jan 5: China’s population is set to reach a peak of 1.442 billion in 2029 and start a long period of “unstoppable” decline in 2030, government scholars said in a research report published on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Tigers in Nepal have become more conspicuous despite the constant threats from poachers, receding forest areas and development projects infringing upon their habitat.

Assessing tiger population

September 24, 2018 01:00 am

Monitoring tiger populations at regular intervals is vital to assess ecological health of a protected area as well as results of conservation effort

BIRGUNJ, Aug 23: The Parsa National Park Administration has estimated that the number of royal Bengal tiger has been doubled in the Park.

TIKAPUR, July 30: Biplav Raj Shrestha, 23, of Vajani Municipality in Kailali is pursuing master's degree in engineering at a Hyderabad-based college in India.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation is preparing to announce a total number of tigers in the country through census.

July 11: The World Population Day is a United Nations' initiative celebrated on the 11th of July every year. This day aims at spreading awareness about the exploding world population and the importance of reproductive health.

ITAHARI, May 21: With the identification of nine additional wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR), the number of wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has increased to 441, a slight increase compared to the last census held two years ago.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Population, which was the top factor in delineating village councils and municipalities last year, has again been given the highest weightage – 70 percent – in allocating resources to the local levels and provinces. Human Development Index carries only 5 percent value in revenue distribution.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Countries with the highest growth in billionaires in 10 years until 2027.

TIKAPUR, April 2: With the decrease in the number of fish in the Karnali River, endangered dolphins have been pushed to the verge of extinction. This has compelled some activists and dolphin conservationists to raise voice for the conservation of fishes.

'Population of Ilam declining'

March 20, 2018 06:00 am

ILAM, March 20: As the world struggles to cope with poverty, starvation, illiteracy, urbanization as a result of rapid and unmanaged population growth, Ilam Municipality has decided to encourage its residents to give birth to more children.

Never since World War II have more people found themselves driven from their homes due to conflict or persecution than was recorded in 2016.

28.5 % population poor in view of MPI

December 20, 2017 16:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Some 28.5 percent population is still poor in view of multidimensional poverty index (MPI).

CHITWAN, August 23: A recent study has shown a significant increase in the number of Bengal tigers in Parsa National Park (PNP). Parsa Wildlife Reserve, which was established in 1984, got the status of a national park in April 2017.

The 2011 census showed a negative growth rate in 27 of the 75 districts of Nepal for the 2001-2011 intercensal period. Previous censuses showed no district with negative growth rate. Of the 27 districts, eight are Mountain and 19 are Hill districts.

World population day marked

July 11, 2017 16:42 pm

KATHMANDU, July 11: Speaker Onsari Gharti has said that the nation could effectively adopt the population policy only after women are independent to decide on the number of children and birth gap.

Population situations analysis of Nepal

UNITED NATIONS, June 22: India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 29: An empirical study shows that 28 percent of the population in the country is affected by high blood pressure or hypertension.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) has started a census of tiger population in two national parks and a wildlife reserve.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The Christian population has increased rapidly after Nepal was declared secular state in 2007. The National Population and Housing Census conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics had recorded the Christian population at just 375,699 in 2011.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Political leaders and female business leaders have called for the harnessing of the full potential of women in South Asia to boost economic growth of the region.

BEIJING, Oct 14: The loosening of China's one-child policy to allow all married couples to have two children will bring only a relatively small increase in population growth, a study predicted Friday, while recommending that the country increase its retirement age to address an expected labor shortage.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Major ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress (NC) has proposed new population criteria for the delineation of local units such as village councils and municipalities.

Infographics: Tiger population

July 30, 2016 00:05 am

The roar is back. Myanmar not included as no recent data was available. It had 85 tigers in 2010.

CHITWAN, July 29: The tiger population in Chitwan National Park (CNP) is gradually increasing, bringing Nepal's international pledge for such rare growth to realization.

Infographics: World Population

July 12, 2016 00:05 am

Earth is not in danger of becoming overpopulated, and more people means a larger labor force that we can use to improve society. There is actually enough food to feed the world, but the food is not accessible to everyone.